Kit Harington shows a lot of skin in first pic from Pompeii


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Paul W.S. Anderson’s (Resident Evil, Event Horizon) Pompeii stars Kit Harington (Game of Thrones). As you can see, from what little he is wearing, he is playing a gladiator named Milo.

Here is what Harington had to say about the change in his physique.

The first thing I said to [Paul] was, ‘Look, I’m playing a gladiator. I feel there should be a physical transformation, if he’s as strong as you say in the script. Maybe I should sort of tone up for that?’ So I went into quite a heavy training regime five weeks before filming. I started by bulking up and then when I got out there I had four weeks to shred down and get toned. It’s a full-time job that you have to carry on for the whole of the movie. I was on a very severe diet and training six days a week. It’s the best shape I’ve been in, and I was hell-bent on getting in a certain way. When you get into that sort of training regime, it becomes addictive.

As for the image above:

This is the first scene you see me in. It’s set in London, in fact, and it’s a scene where my character is a gladiator fighting in an arena. That’s his gladiator look. It’s a great little fight against three masked gladiators and sets up who he is and where he’s going. You see me display my skills quite early on. It’s a costume I don’t actually wear for the rest of the film, but it’s an establishing one.

The 3D film, which climaxes with the 79 A.D. eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

Milo is a Celt who is enslaved when he is a child and his family is killed. There’s a time cut that happens in the movie where you see me go from a child to a man, and you realize he’s been a gladiator for a long time. Eventually he’s taken to Pompeii

Once in the bustling city, he falls for a higher-class beauty named Cassia, played by Sucker Punch‘s Emily Browning.

The ensemble cast includes Jared Harris, who plays Cassia’s father Lucretius, Keifer Sutherland as a visiting Roman Senator, Carrie-Anne Moss, Paz Vega, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Jessica Lucas.

It sounds good, but the fact Paul W S Anderson is making it does not fill me with much hope for the final film.

Source: EW