Hot off the recently released stills from the flick, TriStar Pictures has released a theatrical trailer for the new historical epic “Pompeii.” Part “Gladiator” and part “Titanic” mixed with some gorgeous CGI of Vesuvius exploding, this trailer is much more convincing than the first teaser released.

The promo focuses a whole lot on “Game of Thrones'” Kit Harington, who plays a Celtic gladiator who falls in love with Emily Browning‘s noblewoman Cassia, and on the mountain’s explosion. It’s surprising that there is no tease of Kiefer Sutherland‘s villainous senator character, as the trailer implies instead that it’s class status and the eruption keeping the two lovers apart instead of Cassia’s impending marriage to the senator..

According to Sutherland, this is one of the biggest movies he’s ever worked on. “It’s been a long time since I did a movie this big in scope,” he told USA Today. “There are amazing computer effects, but only a third of the set was green screen. The rest was huge props, big sets, elaborate costumes, which I love.”

“Pompeii” is due in theaters on Feb. 21. What did you think of this trailer?

Posted by:Terri Schwartz