I can’t remember the last time I saw a fiery volcano explode in a film, but we know we won’t be seeing one from Roman Polanski any time soon with the plug recently pulled on his Pompeii movie. But look at this — a real-life volcano blowing fire and fury just hours ago about 130 kilometers off the coast of Yemen. I can only hope for a YouTube video down the road. It looks like the fire-breathing monster effect in the trailer for J.J. Abrams’ Cloverfield.

A better-than-ILM display of fire, lava and massive ash clouds following an actual volcano eruption on a Red Sea island off the coast of Yemen, in this photo taken from the deck of the Canadian frigate HMCS Toronto.

The story was filed this morning by the Toronto Star.