In a couple of hours I am about to embark on a Seattle International Film Festival triple-feature taking in The Dancer and the Thief (Spain’s 2009 Foreign Language Oscar submission), Alejandro Amenabar’s Agora and finally, Neil Marshall’s Centurion, a film of which I have just added nine new stills to the RopeofSilicon gallery.
Marshall directed the excellent claustrophobic horror The Descent in 2007 and after his awful 2008 entry, Doomsday, I am hoping Centurion is a bounce back to the spectacular.
Centurion is set during the war between Roman soldiers and Pict tribesmen during the 2nd century Roman conquest of Britain and stars Michael Fassbender as Quintus Dias, a Roman centurion and son of a legendary gladiator who leads a group of soldiers on a raid of a Pict camp to rescue a captured general (Dominic West). The son of the Pict leader is murdered during the raid, and the Romans find themselves hunted by a seemingly unstoppable group of the Pict’s most vicious and skilled warriors, led by a beautiful and deadly tracker (Olga Kurylenko), who are hell bent on revenge.
Magnet Releasing will release Centurion in theaters on August 27 in a limited roll-out and they have yet to release a domestic trailer, but I have included the international trailer directly below. You can browse the entire RopeofSilicon gallery for the film right here.