Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Eagle Opens in Theaters Friday, February 11th

The Eagle (2011)

This Friday, February 11th, The Eagle opens in theaters nationwide.

Adapted from the young adult historical novel The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff, the film is set in 140 AD and stars Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell as Marcus and Esca, master and slave, two men who venture beyond the edge of the known world on a dangerous and obsessive quest that will push them beyond the boundaries of loyalty and betrayal, friendship and hatred, deceit and heroism.

20 years earlier, Rome's 5000-strong Ninth Legion, under the command of Flavius Aquila, Marcus's father, marched north carrying their treasured golden Eagle emblem. They never returned; Legion and Eagle simply vanished into the mists. Hearing a rumor that the Eagle has been seen in a tribal temple in the far north, Marcus, determined to restore the tarnished reputation of his father, is galvanized into action. Accompanied only by his slave Esca, Marcus sets out into the vast and dangerous highlands of Scotland -- to confront its savage tribes, make peace with his father's memory, and retrieve the hallowed Eagle. Along the way Marcus realizes that the mystery of his father's disappearance may well be linked to the secret of his own slave's identity and loyalty -- a secret all the more pressing when the two come face-to-face with the warriors of the fearsome Seal Prince.

Watch a trailer for the film below; visit the film's website for more information.


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