The Eagle 2011

The Eagle is a film adaptation of the 1954 historical adventure novel The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff. Directed by Kevin Macdonald from a script by Jeremy Brock, the film is set in the 2nd century AD and tells of a young Roman officer’s search to discover the truth about the disappearance of his father’s legion in the north of Britain. The story is based on the legend of the Legio IX Hispana (Ninth Spanish Legion) which is alleged to have disappeared in Britain in around AD 117.

Plot: In AD 140, a young Roman centurion attempts to uncover the truth about the disappearance of his father’s legion—the Ninth—in the north of Britain 20 years previously. The centurion, Marcus Aquila (Tatum), travels with a British slave, Esca (Bell), beyond Hadrian’s Wall into Caledonia (now known as Scotland) where he must confront the Pictish tribes to recover the legion’s eagle standard and restore his father’s reputation.

* Channing Tatum as centurion Marcus Aquila
* Jamie Bell as Esca
* Donald Sutherland as Aquila
* Mark Strong as Guern
* Tahar Rahim as the seal prince

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