In Britain century 2nd, two men, a slave and his master, venturing beyond the world knew them to begin a journey perilous which will violate the limits of loyalty and betrayal of friendship and hatred of cowardice and heroism. ACVILA epic adventure Ninth Legion directed by Kevin Macdonald is produced by Duncan Kenworthy and, from a screenplay by Jeremy Brock, who adapted Rosemary Sutcliff’s classic novel, The Eagle of the Ninth.
In the year of our Lord 140, the Roman Empire extends all the way up in Britain, but its influence is thwarted by rebel tribes of Caledonia (today’s Scotland) that take control North. Marcus Aquila (Channing Tatum) arrives in Britain, determined to repair the reputation of his father, Flavius Aquila. 20 years ago, the Ninth Legion, made up of 5,000 men and commanded by Flavius, marched north through Caledonia, carrying their golden emblem, the Eagle of the Ninth Eagle. They did not never returned; Legion and Eagle evaporated in mists. Angered, the Roman Emperor Hadrian ordered to build a wall to isolate the region, the wall thus becoming the northern border of the Roman Empire – frontier world as it was then known.
Marcus are in command of a small fort in the southwest, he leads his troops to victory during a siege. Rome is honored for bravery, but is discharged from injuries too numerous, so Marcus suffering now recovering, demoralized, in the villa of his Uncle Aquila (Donald Sutherland), also a former military.
After a fight of gladiators, Marcus saves the life of a young Briton, and his uncle, Aquila buys like to be a slave to Marcus. It’s Esca (Jamie Bell), and hates everything that is novel; However, Esca vows to obey the one who saved him from death.
When he hears that the emblem he wore his father was seen in a tribal temple in the far north, Marcus starts with Esca towards Hadrian’s Wall. But the mountains are wild and dangerous Caledonia and Marcus can not orient only through his slave in order to cross the region. When the road you out ex-Roman soldier Guern (Mark Strong), Marcus realizes that the mystery of his father might have something to do with the secret identity and loyalty of his slave, a secret that getting heavy when the two meet the prince feared the people-seal (Tahar Rahim).
ACVILA Ninth Legion is a Focus Features production in association with Film4 and Duncan Kenworthy, Kevin Macdonald directed after Jeremy Brock’s script, based on the novel The Eagle of the Ninth, written by Rosemary Sutcliff. The cast includes Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland, Mark Strong. Casting: Jina Jay. Music: Atli Örvarsson. Costumes: Michael O’Connor. Assembly: Justine Wright. Production Designer: Michael Carlin. Director of Photography: Anthony Dod Mantle, BSC, DFF.