Initially, Sutherland didn`t find `Pompeii` appealing

IANS| Updated: Feb 10, 2014, 19:09 PM IST

Los Angeles: Actor Kiefer Sutherland says when he was approached for `Pompeii`, he wasn’t excited about the new project as it was not described well to him.

"It was described to me poorly in the initial pitch. Which was, it was an `action movie that runs into a disaster film`. And that didn`t sound that appealing to me,” the star of American TV series "24" said in a statement.

He changed his mind when he went through the script. "The story was so beautifully written. I was very lucky,” he added.

In Paul W.S. Anderson directed film, Sutherland plays Roman Senator-Slaver Corvus.

The 3D action-adventure-romantic drama set for Feb 21 release.