Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Kevin Macdonald Signs On For The Eagle of the Ninth

Helmer Kevin Macdonald will follow "State of Play" by directing the Roman military drama "The Eagle of the Ninth."

Focus Features has signed to distribute with production set to begin in August.

Jamie Bell is set to star in the 2nd century A.D. tale, and Channing Tatum is in talks to join him. Script is by Jeremy Brock, who teamed with Macdonald on "The Last King of Scotland."

The story revolves around a wounded Roman soldier and his loyal Celtic slave who try to solve the mystery of the Ninth Legion, a brigade of Roman soldiers that vanished after heading into the untamed Highlands of Scotland 15 years earlier.

Duncan Kenworthy is producing through his Toledo Prods. banner.

Not sure what to think, but I'm going to have to see State of Play before I say anything about this flick.

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