Fassbender, West & Kurylenko in Marshall’s Centurion


300 stars Michael Fassbender and Dominic West, as well as Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace) have signed to star in Neil Marshall’s British-set sword and sandals thriller Centurion, for Slumdog Millionaire producer Christian Colson of Celador Films.

The Hollywood Reporter says the movie, billed as a thriller set during the Roman invasion of Britain in AD 117, details the story of Quintus Dias, sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, who marches north with General Virilus’ legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the earth and destroy their leader Gorlacon.

Colson will produce for Pathe Distribution. Marshall, who also wrote Centurion, previously worked together with Pathe and Celador on The Descent.