First Look: Channing Tatum in The Eagle of the Ninth

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We’ll soon see dueling films about the Roman Ninth Legion, a semi-legendary force that disappeared or, more likely, was wiped out in or around the year AD 117. Neil Marshall (Decent, Doomsday) has one film, called Centurion, which focuses on the force as it attempts to destroy the Picts. The other picture is The Eagle of the Ninth, based on the Rosemary Sutcliff novel of the same name. That one reunites The Last King of Scotland writer Jeremy Brock and director Kevin Macdonald. It stars Channing Tatum as Marcus Flavius Aquila, a young officer trying to discover the truth about his father’s disappearance. The first pics are out now. Read More »