The Eagle is a drama film, set for release on February 25, 2011. The film is directed by Kevin Macdonald and the screenplay is written by Jeremy Brock based on the book by Rosemary Sutcliff, and stars Channing Tatum as centurion Marcus Aquila, Jamie Bell as Esca, a British slave, Donald Sutherland as Aquila, Marcus' uncle who is living retired in Britain, Mark Strong as Guern, "an ex-soldier who holds crucial information about the Ninth", Tahar Rahim as the seal prince and Walter van Dyk as the Roman Patrician.

Movie synopsis: 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.

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