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The boys at IGN have your first look at Neil Marshall’s upcoming Roman legionnaires movie “Centurion”, which stars Michael Fassbender (“Inglourious Basterds”) as a Roman Centurion trapped behind enemy lines and Olga Kurylenko (“Quantum of Solace”) as a badass female Pict warrior. I have to admit, though, it’s not nearly as epic as I had expected it to be, but maybe they’re saving all the big stuff for later trailers. I also can’t get a handle on Kurylenko’s character — is she, as indicated below in the synopsis, Fassbender’s would-be ally, or the Pict assigned to hunting them down? The film co-stars Dominic West, aka the only douche bag Spartan from “300”.
Based on the legend of the Ninth Legion, an army of 3000 unstoppable Roman warriors who vanished without trace, Centurion is the tale of their vicious conflict with a murderous adversary, the Picts. Quintus Dias (Michael Fassbender), a Roman corporal, is taken hostage by the Pict King, Gorlacon and the Ninth are charged with bringing him home and ending Pict domination of Britain. Led by General Virilus (Dominic West) and guided by a Pict prisoner and warrior woman named Etain (Olga Kurylenko), the army marches towards enemy territory and finds itself in the midst of a perilous battle with a mysterious foe.
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 centurions march in the UK April 23, 2010.
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