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Channing Tatum is Roman around Scotland in the trailer for The Eagle

Nov. 10, 2010by:

Didn't get enough Roman action from Neil Marshall's recent CENTURION? Well listen up, son. Channing Tatum is taking it real old school for THE EAGLE (formerly THE EAGLE OF THE NINTH), from director Kevin MacDonald (THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, STATE OF PLAY). And hey, Mark Strong!

The synopsis: In 140 AD, two men - master and slave - venture beyond the edge of the known world on a dangerous and obsessive quest that will push them beyond the boundaries of loyalty and betrayal, friendship and hatred, deceit and heroism...

The Roman epic adventure THE EAGLE stars Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell and is directed by Academy Award winner Kevin Macdonald. 20 years earlier, Rome's 5,000-strong Ninth Legion, under the command of Flavius Aquila, marched north carrying their treasured golden Eagle emblem. They never returned; Legion and Eagle simply vanished into the mists. Hearing a rumor that the Eagle has been seen in a tribal temple in the far north, Flavius' son Marcus (Tatum), determined to restore the tarnished reputation of his father, is galvanized into action. Accompanied only by his slave Esca (Bell), Marcus sets out into the vast and dangerous highlands of Scotland - to confront its savage tribes, make peace with his father's memory, and retrieve the hallowed Eagle. Along the way Marcus realizes that the mystery of his father's disappearance may well be linked to the secret of his own slave's identity and loyalty - a secret all the more pressing when the two come face-to-face with the warriors of the fearsome Seal Prince (Tahar Rahim).

Check out the trailer below or in HD at Apple.

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Extra Tidbit: Do you think Tatum is more believable as a Roman soldier or as a reasonable replacement for Johnny Depp in the 21 JUMP STREET movie?
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4:04PM on 11/11/2010
is this real?
is this real?
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1:01PM on 11/11/2010

If Tatum

stopped talking like a white guy trying to act black, he may not be so damn annoying to watch. His accent sounded awful but I'll still see the movie. Had it not been tatum i would have been excited by this trailer.
stopped talking like a white guy trying to act black, he may not be so damn annoying to watch. His accent sounded awful but I'll still see the movie. Had it not been tatum i would have been excited by this trailer.
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10:02AM on 11/11/2010
This sounds like a horrible bastardization of the search for the eagle of Varus, which would be way more interesting as well as historically accurate. Channing Tatum can go die in a fire.
This sounds like a horrible bastardization of the search for the eagle of Varus, which would be way more interesting as well as historically accurate. Channing Tatum can go die in a fire.
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8:14AM on 11/11/2010
Nice to see another film on the Romans and crazy British clans, even if the quality looks a bit dubious. Got some good actors in there. But that stupid trailer gives away way too much.
Nice to see another film on the Romans and crazy British clans, even if the quality looks a bit dubious. Got some good actors in there. But that stupid trailer gives away way too much.
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3:31AM on 11/11/2010
Ok I'm Scottish & yes we did kick Roman ass so much that they built a wall to keep us in but since when did the clansmen look like super smurfs on steroids? Centurion was about the 9th legion & was an alright film.
Ok I'm Scottish & yes we did kick Roman ass so much that they built a wall to keep us in but since when did the clansmen look like super smurfs on steroids? Centurion was about the 9th legion & was an alright film.
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3:02AM on 11/11/2010
Where is the movie that was suppose to be based off of Rome the HBO series? Deadwood as well while I'm talking about it.
Where is the movie that was suppose to be based off of Rome the HBO series? Deadwood as well while I'm talking about it.
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2:34AM on 11/11/2010

Can't stand Tatum either...BUT...

with Kevin McDonald and Jamie Bell on board, this could be a pretty good ride.
with Kevin McDonald and Jamie Bell on board, this could be a pretty good ride.
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2:07AM on 11/11/2010
It looks pretty average and I hate the US accents. It's ancient Rome, they didn't sound like us. They could have at least gone for a more European cast/ sound.
It looks pretty average and I hate the US accents. It's ancient Rome, they didn't sound like us. They could have at least gone for a more European cast/ sound.
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2:04AM on 11/11/2010
Meh, doesn't appeal to me much. I have nothing against Tatum, I've only seen him in two movies (only one of which I remember), and he can do the military thing all right. I will reserve judgement. However, the trailer wasn't very interesting. Maybe the film won't be as bad as it seems.
Meh, doesn't appeal to me much. I have nothing against Tatum, I've only seen him in two movies (only one of which I remember), and he can do the military thing all right. I will reserve judgement. However, the trailer wasn't very interesting. Maybe the film won't be as bad as it seems.
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1:34AM on 11/11/2010
They lost me at Channing Tatum, is this movies target audience tween girls?
They lost me at Channing Tatum, is this movies target audience tween girls?
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1:27AM on 11/11/2010
Tatum seems really out of place here, and I'm not fully convinced he can pull it off. We'll see...
Tatum seems really out of place here, and I'm not fully convinced he can pull it off. We'll see...
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12:28AM on 11/11/2010
I'm deaf without the sound on and I already tell after I saw Tatum's mouth open, he's a godawful actor.
I'm deaf without the sound on and I already tell after I saw Tatum's mouth open, he's a godawful actor.
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12:17AM on 11/11/2010
I despise Channing Tatum. God awful actor.
I despise Channing Tatum. God awful actor.
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12:02AM on 11/11/2010
Channing Tatum's best role was in "Public Enemies." He didn't talk...he just died.
Channing Tatum's best role was in "Public Enemies." He didn't talk...he just died.
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10:54PM on 11/10/2010
I like the production values, but the trailer is pretty bad narratively, and Tatum evokes memories of Brad Pitt's miscast Achilles in "Troy." As a stand-in for Depp? Well, I'm not familiar with "Jump Street" beyond its trivial nature, and Tatum does have SOME redeemable qualities as an actor, so sure.
I like the production values, but the trailer is pretty bad narratively, and Tatum evokes memories of Brad Pitt's miscast Achilles in "Troy." As a stand-in for Depp? Well, I'm not familiar with "Jump Street" beyond its trivial nature, and Tatum does have SOME redeemable qualities as an actor, so sure.
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12:42PM on 11/11/2010
Brad Pitt was a excellent Achilles.

Tatum will probably not deliver in this film, however; he doesn't deliver in any movie.

On another note, more Roman movies please, really enjoyed Centurion, and looking forward to the Rome movie.
Brad Pitt was a excellent Achilles.

Tatum will probably not deliver in this film, however; he doesn't deliver in any movie.

On another note, more Roman movies please, really enjoyed Centurion, and looking forward to the Rome movie.
10:42PM on 11/10/2010
I like Channing Tatum, but this doesn't sounds too great.
I like Channing Tatum, but this doesn't sounds too great.
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