Focus Features has revealed the first look images for their action-adventure “The Eagle of the Ninth,” starring Channing Tatum as 2nd century Roman soldier Marcus Aquila, Jamie Bell (Marcus Aquila’s British slave, Esca), Mark Strong (Guern)and Donald Sutherland (Aquila).
“The Eagle of the Ninth” plot: The story is set in the dangerous world of second-century Britain. In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila (Tatum) arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander of the Ninth. Accompanied only by his British slave Esca (Bell), Marcus sets out across Hadrian’s Wall into the uncharted highlands of Caledonia – to confront its savage tribes, make peace with his father’s memory, and retrieve the lost legion’s golden emblem, the Eagle of the Ninth.
Filmed in Hungary and Scotland, The Eagle of the Ninth” is directed by Kevin Macdonald (State of Play, Last King of Scotland)
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The Eagle of the Ninth is currently in post-production and will hit theaters fall 2010.