A new trailer and poster for The Eagle has been released online. Set in 140 AD, The Eagle follows centurion Marcus Aquila (Channing Tatum) as he attempts to solve the mysterious disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland and restore the reputation of his father, the commander of the Ninth. Jamie Bell plays Aquila's British slave Esca, with Donald Sutherland co-starring as Tatum's uncle and Mark Strong as ex-soldier Guern.
The Eagle could be considered a sequel to Neil Marshall's Centurion, which told the story of how the Ninth Legion disappeared, however the movies are unrelated. Based on Rosemary Sutcliff's novel The Eagle of the Ninth, The Eagle was adapted by screenwriter Jeremy Brock and directed by Kevin MacDonald, the creative team behind 2006's The Last King of Scotland. Watch the trailer >> Posted 11.11.10 by Ryan