Ridley Scott producing Pompeii

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 Craig Grobler 0 Comments

Sir Ridley Scott has signed up to produce a mini series based on Robert Harris's bestselling novel Pompeii. The four hour mini series is set in the ancient city of Pompeii around the time of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius a "dormant" volcano.

If you haven't read Pompeii - here author Robert Harris giving a really quick synopsis of his book.

Engineer Marcus Attilius is placed in charge of the massive aqueduct that services the teeming masses living in and around the Bay of Naples. Despite the pride he takes in his job, Marcus has pressing concerns: his predecessor in the job has mysteriously vanished, and another task is handed to Marcus: he is to undertake crucial repairs to the aqueduct near Pompeii, the city in the shadow of the restless Mount Vesuvius. And as Marcus faces several problems - all life threatening - an event approaches that will make all his concerns seem petty.

Roman Polanski who just made The Ghost Writer based on a Robert Harris book was earmarked to direct Pompeii put pulled out in 2009.

Ridley Scott will be producing Pompeii for Sony Pictures Television and Germany's Tandem Communications.