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Bloom and Johansson in Pompeii

ScarlettJohansson.jpgThe rumour is that both Orlando Bloom and Scarlett Johansson are in talks to appear in Roman Polanski's planned epic Pompeii.

The film will be adapted from Robert Harris' novel of the same name which tells the story of the eruption of Mount Vesivius through the eyes of a young engineer in the city. Marcus Attilius Primus has been sent to repair a large aqueduct that carries water to the people on the Bay of Naples, and while he's there he has to battle the corruption in the city as well as the natural disaster facing them all.

The script has been written by Robert Harris and Roman Polanski, and the talk is that this will be a big CGI film.

According to Coming Soon both Orlando Bloom and Scarlett Johansson are talking about starring, one would assume that Bloom would play the engineer. That might mean more revealing loin cloths and such for the Bloom fans out there!



I saw a TLC special which is extremely similar to this and it really caught my attention to the point where I've actually bought a similar book (though not Harris because I just can't stand the man's writing).

Though I find the story intriguing, I honestly don't know if I could sit through a sappy romance - if it's a big part of the story - while 'the whole world as i know it' is being destroyed by lava. Still, it's been a while since we've seen a good disaster movie and I hope this could be it.

Oh no don't!!!! Orlando Bloom is not what this movie needs!

My excitement level is painfully down now.


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