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Polanski films Pompeii epic

RomanPolanski.jpgRoman Polanski has set his eyes on his biggest picture yet, he's going to make a film about the destruction of Pompeii by Mount Vesuvius, and he's carrying a whopping US$130 million budget. Are we set for a ecological warning tale on a huge epic scale?

The story will follow an engineer working on a Roman aqueduct - because after all, that's all the Roman's ever did for us, that and... - who somehow gets caught up the the politics of event never mind the actual disaster. Are you thinking that maybe he is shouting about the warnings and the local governing council are saying that nothing is going to happen producing loads of facts, figures and counter arguments, stirring religious groups to counter any claims that it's going to blow up and persuading everyone to stay?

According to Variety through Cinema Blend, the film is actually going to be adapted form the Robert Harris novel Pompeii



Aha! I thought that was the book you were going to mention even before I finished reading the article. I've read the book a couple of years ago now and I agree, I would love to see this come to fruition as it should make a great adaptation.

There are other brilliant novels he wrote that had also been adapted. You probably remember Enigma which was also made into a film starring Dougray Scott and Kate Winslet and and Archangel, which was made into a tv-movie starring no less than Daniel Craig.

If this is well done, it could be HUGE. Even the relatively low budget TLC specials are fairly good, I can only imagine what Polanski can pull off. Excellent news.


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