For those annoyed by all the layers Kit Harington’s Jon Snow sports in HBO’s Game of Thrones, the actor has taken a rather bare approach to his wardrobe in the upcoming Mount Vesuvius actioner Pompeii. The first image from director Paul W.S. Anderson’s (Resident Evil, The Three Musketeers) disaster film shows off Harington’s incredibly toned lead character, Milo, who is an enslaved Celtic gladiator. The story follows Milo as he falls in love with a noblewoman (Emily Browning) on the eve of a massive volcanic eruption that destroys Pompeii, an event that also brings him face-to-face with the man who slaughtered his family years earlier. Harington bulked up for the role in order to convincingly play a gladiator, and his training definitely appears to have paid off.
Hit the jump to take a look at the image. The film also stars Kiefer Sutherland, Jared Harris, Carrie-Anne Moss, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jessica Lucas, and Paz Vega. Pompeii opens in 3D on February 21, 2014.
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