New Eagle of the Ninth Images Will Convince You Channing Tatum is a Roman. Maybe.

Channing Tatum as a Roman Centurion? Okay, let’s face it, “The Eagle of the Ninth” has a lot going against it. For one, Channing Tatum playing something other than a Brooklyn street dancer is a stretch, but as a Roman? He definitely looks the part, what with the hair and body, but it’s when he opens his mouth, that’s when the problems will start. But hey, maybe Kevin Macdonald (“The Last King of Scotland”) can make it work. Doubtful, but I suppose anything’s possible. Co-starring Jamie Bell, Mark Strong, Donald Sutherland, Denis O’Hare, Douglas Henshall, Paul Ritter, and Ben O’Brien.

In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila (Tatum) arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander of the Ninth. Accompanied only by his British slave Esca (Bell), Marcus sets out across Hadrian’s Wall into the uncharted highlands of Caledonia – to confront its savage tribes, make peace with his father’s memory, and retrieve the lost legion’s golden emblem, the Eagle of the Ninth.

Via Yahoo.



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  • Chances

    I don’t believe this, your article WTF. Can people give Channing Tatum and this movie a chance. Why ARE we questioning it? It’s directed by Kevin Macdonald plus all the other people behind this is going to be FANTASTIC.

    Whatever, you think of Channing Tatum and I believe he is growing with each movie that he makes and yes, a great actor in the making. Especially, since he has not been in the industry that long but has come a very long way.

    I think with this movie plus Dear John, he will prove a lot of haters wrong about his actoring (me thinks he can already act – anyway). Whatever, accent he uses (hope it’s English) someone will complain (that’s a given) but I hope the movie it’s action packed and keeps to the book too.

    Has anyone seen Stop Loss or A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints (seriously, don’t let this guy ever hold a bat and he should play bad guys more often)?

    I have to say, I am really impressed with the photo’s especially, no. 1, 2, 4 (really cool) & 6 (sweet, don’t you just love Donald Sutherland).

    Possibly, the cutest Roman photo I have seen is the Jamie Bell one; I could probably take him on.

    Hey, I’m sure the haters will be out in full force once the trailers/movie (just for the sake of it but STILL watch in high volume)comes out but I pray it delivers especially for Channing Tatum, so well that it actually shocks people opinion on how good a movie it is and especially on his performance.

    Let’s be honest Channing Tatum always looks good on screen, his acting from what I can tell is divided into 50% loving him and 50 hating him but tell you what 100% still watch his movies that’s why he works with the best. Come on there are other talented actors in Hollywood but he and Sam Worthington seem to be taking all the best roles in Hollywood at the moment.

    Remember there was a time when people used to laugh at Mickey Rourke, Josh Brolin and others but they are now great actors around. Hey, even the best actors around today have made a few turkey’s in their time. No one actor has a perfect 100% record in their movies but they do get better with each performance.

    I can’t wait to see this movie not just for Channing Tatum (what a cast list) but IMPORTANT because Kevin Macdonald CAN DO no wrong and the fact that he believes in Channing Tatum, I think we should ALL give him a CHANCE without the hating (see the movie in full first).

    Final conclusion: What’s going to happen if Oscars are mentioned regarding this movie and it’s because of Channing Tatum performance will you finally leave him alone or will you find something else to pick on???? Don’t laugh it could happen – nothing is impossible especially with the director involved???

    Stop with the hating and just enjoy movies for what it is!

    BRING ON 2010 and the Eagles…..

  • Chances

    I don’t believe this, your article WTF. Can people give Channing Tatum and this movie a chance. Why ARE we questioning it? It’s directed by Kevin Macdonald plus all the other people behind this is going to be FANTASTIC.

    Whatever, you think of Channing Tatum and I believe he is growing with each movie that he makes and yes, a great actor in the making. Especially, since he has not been in the industry that long but has come a very long way.

    I think with this movie plus Dear John, he will prove a lot of haters wrong about his actoring (me thinks he can already act – anyway). Whatever, accent he uses (hope it’s English) someone will complain (that’s a given) but I hope the movie it’s action packed and keeps to the book too.

    Has anyone seen Stop Loss or A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints (seriously, don’t let this guy ever hold a bat and he should play bad guys more often)?

    I have to say, I am really impressed with the photo’s especially, no. 1, 2, 4 (really cool) & 6 (sweet, don’t you just love Donald Sutherland).

    Possibly, the cutest Roman photo I have seen is the Jamie Bell one; I could probably take him on.

    Hey, I’m sure the haters will be out in full force once the trailers/movie (just for the sake of it but STILL watch in high volume)comes out but I pray it delivers especially for Channing Tatum, so well that it actually shocks people opinion on how good a movie it is and especially on his performance.

    Let’s be honest Channing Tatum always looks good on screen, his acting from what I can tell is divided into 50% loving him and 50 hating him but tell you what 100% still watch his movies that’s why he works with the best. Come on there are other talented actors in Hollywood but he and Sam Worthington seem to be taking all the best roles in Hollywood at the moment.

    Remember there was a time when people used to laugh at Mickey Rourke, Josh Brolin and others but they are now great actors around. Hey, even the best actors around today have made a few turkey’s in their time. No one actor has a perfect 100% record in their movies but they do get better with each performance.

    I can’t wait to see this movie not just for Channing Tatum (what a cast list) but IMPORTANT because Kevin Macdonald CAN DO no wrong and the fact that he believes in Channing Tatum, I think we should ALL give him a CHANCE without the hating (see the movie in full first).

    Final conclusion: What’s going to happen if Oscars are mentioned regarding this movie and it’s because of Channing Tatum performance will you finally leave him alone or will you find something else to pick on???? Don’t laugh it could happen – nothing is impossible especially with the director involved???

    Stop with the hating and just enjoy movies for what it is!

    BRING ON 2010 and the Eagles…..

  • Bugsy

    THANK YOU! I don't Like Channing Tatum but he's just begining and he does have potential, every bad actor does. I am dieing to see this move, the poeple behind it are fantastic and I love Jamie Bell as an actor.

  • Bugsy

    THANK YOU! I don't Like Channing Tatum but he's just begining and he does have potential, every bad actor does. I am dieing to see this move, the poeple behind it are fantastic and I love Jamie Bell as an actor.

  • Jordan

    If anything people should maybe think of this as an example of what people were really thinking back then and of how every nation believed with out a doubt that god only loved them. anyone who thought differently u would kill. and it was pretty much like this forever up until democracy started to spread and u were given freedom of religion, and the freedom to say anything you want… and it probably had something to do with the fact that people slowly started to get punished rightfully for the cruel and harsh things that they had been doing to each other since we evolved from animals who’s soul purposes were to survive, and compete against everyone else… but just a thought…