Magnet Releasing Bringing Neil Marshall’s Centurion to America

Neil Marshall likes his plasma, so you can basically count on the man bringing the red stuff in his Roman legionnaires movie “Centurion”. After all, you’ve got Romans and Barbarians and swords and spears. You would have to go out of your way not to indulge in the red stuff with those elements in your movie, and Marshall has never been one to shy away as previous films like “The Descent” and “Doomsday” can attest. Now Stateside fans won’t have to wait too long to see Marshall’s “Centurion”, because Magnet Releasing, the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, has announced that they’ve acquired “Centurion” for U.S. distribution.

CENTURION is set during the war between Roman soldiers and Pict tribesmen during the 2nd century Roman conquest of Britain. Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds, 300) stars as Quintus Dias, Roman centurion and son of a legendary gladiator who leads a group of soldiers on a raid of a Pict camp to rescue a captured general (The Wire’s Dominic West). The son of the Pict leader is murdered during the raid, and the Romans find themselves hunted by a seemingly unstoppable group of the Pict’s most vicious and skilled warriors, led by a beautiful and deadly tracker (Olga Kurylenko from Quantum of Solace), who are hell bent on revenge.

Starring Michael Fassbender, Dominic West, Olga Kurylenko, Noel Clarke, David Morrissey, JJ Feild, Axelle Carolyn, Riz Ahmed, Dave Legeno, Ulrich Thomsen, and directed by Neil Marshall.

The UK gets it first April 23, 2010, and Stateside fans should get it sometime in the Summer care of Magnet.

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And in case you missed it, here’s the trailer for Neil Marshall’s “Centurion”.