Watch: Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell search for the ninth battalion in ‘The Eagle’

11.18.10 7 years ago

Witness the trailer of ‘The Eagle,’ a sword and sandals epic about a young roman soldier (Channing Tatum) who goes on a quest to find his father’s eagle standard (A bronze figure carried on a post by a roman battalion) that was lost 20 years before when his Ninth battalion was slaughtered by the natives.

His journey takes him deep into ancient Britain, beyond Hadrian’s wall. He travels in disguise with only one slave (Jamie Bell) to accompany him. The script is based on a 1954 novel by Rosemary Sutcliff, “The Eagle of the Ninth” and was remade once before by the BBC. The story could be considered a sequel of sorts to Neil Marshall’s “Centurion,” released earlier this year, which documents the famed disappearance of the Ninth Legion.

Watch the trailer embedded above and let us know what you think.

“The Eagle” marches into theaters February 25th, 2012

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