Definitely the disappearance of the Ninth Legion of the Roman Empire in the lands of Scotland during the Roman expansions in the North, is one of the most interesting topics for moviemakers and writers both documentary and fictious. This year a great British production on the same topic ( Centurion ) was released with great success among fans and quite surprisingly another one is on the way – The Eagle.
The director of the movie, Kevin McDonald, is quite famous for working on other quite successful superproductions – The Last King of Scotland and State of Play. His work, even observed through the available trailer, is quite fascinating and the story he is directing is truely a great mixture of historic facts, legends and the understandings of the times during the Roman invasions in the land of Scots. The actors main actors in the movie are also quite remarkable as names – Channing Tatum ( the Roman Marcus Aquila) who played the main character in G.I Goe and Dear John and Jamie Bell ( the British slave Esca) famous from the total blockbusters “Jumper”and “Defiance”.
The plot tells the specific story of Marcus and Esca who travel to the lands of the Scots after the disappearance of the Ninth Legion. Marcus’father had been leading the legion and his son feels the need to find him and resolve the mystery about what really happened with the Roman soldiers and their leader. The movie would focus on the particular emotions of each of the main characters and would describe the historic reality of those foggy times of war. Marcus would confront the hostile Scots, try to discover and give honour to his lost father and return the golden symbol of the legion back to Rome. It is his face which adorns the Posters for this movie.
The perfect plot, the director and the famous cast are making this movie one of the most anticipated movies with historical background in the UK and definitely after its release in 2011, the film would be among the top British productions since the beginning of the 21st century.
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