The Hollywood Reporter says:
Constantin Film is financing and producing the big-budget film project, while Summit has snapped up U.S. distribution rights.
Paul W.S. Anderson is giving the story of Pompeii the big-screen treatment.
The filmmaker behind the Resident Evil movies will direct Pompeii, a period adventure movie recounting the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius and the destruction of the ancient Roman city. Like Titanic, another high-profile historical disaster movie, Pompeii film will be anchored by a strong love story.