“Some prayed for help. Many wished for death. But in the city forever lost, the greatest secret still waits.”

So begins the trailer for “Pompeii,” an upcoming romantic thriller that centers on Milo, “an enslaved Celtic gladiator, who is fighting his way back to Pompeii as Mount Vesuvius erupts,” CinemaBlend reports.

When the legendary volcano begins to erupt in 79 A.D., the hero (Kit Harrington) must rush to save the love of his life (Emily Browning), as well as his best friend, who has been tripped within the coliseum.

Harrington, who plays Jon Snow in HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” stars opposite Carrie-Ann Moss (“The Matrix”), Kiefer Sutherland and “Mad Men” star Jared Harris.

The film was helmed by Paul W.S. Anderson, who most recently directed 2011’s family-friendly “The Three Musketeers” reboot.

“Pompeii” hits theaters on February 28, 2014. What did you think of the trailer? Share your thoughts on this action-filled romantic epic in the comments below.

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