The fine folks over at MOVIECLIPS have given the upcoming historic disaster movie Pompeii their Pop Up Trailer treatment. As usual they have layered a number of fun facts and information about the history of Pompeii itself and other volcanic curiosities that you can peruse while watching the official trailer. It’s a fun way to get educated on the events that the film sets out to recreate and have a slightly better understanding about the culture of the people of Pompeii and the destructive force that eventually wiped them out. Check out the trailer after the break.

You can find plenty more on Pompeii by checking out the film’s Official Facebook page and discover even more informative trailers by visiting the official Pop Up Trailer Youtube channel.

It’s late summer in 79 A.D. and the city of Pompeii glitters at the foot of the mighty Mt. Vesuvius. MILO, the slave of a shipping tycoon, dreams of the day he will buy his freedom and marry his master’s daughter, COLUMBA. What he doesn’t know is that Columba’s debt-ridden father has promised Columbia to a despicable Roman Senator to pay off an overdue loan.

Milo does know that his friend, the Gladiator NIGELLUS, is being forced to compete the next day in a seemingly unwinnable battle in the Coliseum. As Milo tries to find a way to save his friend, he learns that Columba has been promised to another man and that he himself has been sold to a new master. Just as it seems things can’t get any worse, Mt. Vesuvius suddenly explodes with the power of 40 nuclear bombs, sending a torrent of 1,000-degree ash and smoke into the city. Lava flows down the mountainside, killing thousands. As Pompeii crumbles, Nigellus is imprisoned inside the Coliseum, Columba is locked inside her family’s villa, and Milo is trapped aboard a ship bound for Naples.

As the people of Pompeii flee the obliterated city, Milo is determined to return to it to save his friend and his beloved Columba. With fire and ash destroying the only world he’s ever known, an ordinary man is tested to his breaking point in this heart-pounding tale of extraordinary heroism.

Pompeii will be released in Theaters on February 21st. has been reacquired by its original founders. Please pardon any interruptions during this transitory period.