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

11.10.2010

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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