Thursday, November 11, 2010

Focus Flys With "The Eagle"

Sneak Peek Focus Features 'Roman epic adventure' "The Eagle", starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell.

The film is directed by Kevin Macdonald ("The Last King of Scotland", from a screenplay by Jeremy Block, based on the novel "The Eagle Of The Ninth", by author Rosemary Sutcliff.

"...Based on the classic novel, 'The Eagle' 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, 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'..."

Cast also includes Mark Strong, Donald Sutherland, Denis O'Hare, Tahar Rahim and Douglas Henshall.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Eagle"...