PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama
A slave-turned-gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved as Pompeii crumbles around him.
The shoot was scheduled for 56 days.
In the darkness you could hear the crying of women, the wailing of infants, and the shouting of men. Some prayed for help. Others wished for death. But still more imagined that there were no Gods left, and that the universe was plunged into eternal ...
Gladiators were of the lowest class in Roman society (known as 'infamii'). Though they held prestige when in the arena, they were hated and despised in day-to-day life. Proculus, as a tribune, would never had lowered his social status to become a gladiator (Corvus announces him as "champion of Rome"),or, if he was a gladiator to begin with, he never would have climbed the social ladder to become a man with considerable political authority, Either way a senator like Corvus would never have associated himself with Proculus.
During post production, the film company made edits to violence and bloodletting to appease the BBFC in the UK in order to secure a '12A' rating. These cuts persisted into all theatrical versions of the film released in other countries.
$10,340,823 23 February 2014