New Clip from The Eagle Starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, and Donald Sutherland
01.30.11 by BrentJS
The first preview clip from Academy award-winning director Kevin MacDonald's (The Last King of Scotland) new movie, The Eagle (formerly The Eagle of the Ninth), was all about action, showing Roman Centurion Marquis Aquila (Channing Tatum) single-handedly attacking an advancing army of chariots. The pace is slowed down considerably in the latest clip from the movie, which finds Marcus Aquila explaining to Aquila (Donald Sutherland) his plan to go beyond the Roman Wall into the highlands of Caledonia to retrieve the Eagle emblem of his father's lost Ninth Legion with his British slave, Esca (Jamie Bell), as a guide.
The Eagle was written by Jeremy Brock (The Last King of Scotland) and is adapted from Rosemary Sutcliff's historical novel The Eagle of the Ninth. Mark Strong and Denis O'Hare also star.