The distributor, riding high on the number one release of Evil Dead and the ongoing activity of its biggest release to date Olympus Has Fallen, will release the action film on Feb 28 2014. Lionsgate handles international sales.

Constantin Film and Impact Pictures’ Pompeii tells of a Celtic gladiator slave who falls for a privileged woman on the eve of the cataclysmic eruption of Mt Vesuvius.

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Paul W S Anderson directed and Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Kiefer Sutherland, Jared Harris, and Carrie-Anne Moss star.

Jeremy Bolt, Anderson, Robert Kulzer and Don Carmody produce and Martin Moszkowicz, Peter Schlessel and Jon Brown serve as executive producers.

“Pompeii is the kind of big and bold film we all love to go to the movies to experience,” said FilmDistrict CEO Schlessel [pictured].

“We believe the film’s scope and story line will resonate well with US moviegoers and we are pleased to once again team with Sony on bringing a film to theaters and beyond. We look forward to working closely with Paul, Jeremy, Robert, Don, Martin and Jon as their US distribution partner.”

  • FilmDistrict announced separately on Tuesday [9] it has moved forward Insidious Chapter 2 from Sept 20 to Sept 13.