"A rip-snorting adventure tale" (Roger Ebert). Twenty years after his father mysteriously disappeared with the Roman Ninth Legion in rural Caledonia, a Roman soldier ventures into the treacherous territory. His goal: to recover Rome's golden eagle emblem and redeem his family's name. Set in 140 A.D., the tale follows determined centurion Marcus Aquila and his slave Esca-a native of Britain whom he's not certain he can trust-as they journey into the remote lands occupied by savage warrior tribes that live to slay Romans.
Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland and Mark Strong star in this first-rate historical epic. Directed by Kevin Macdonald; screenplay by Jeremy Brock. Based on the novel 'The Eagle of the Ninth' by Rosemary Sutcliff.