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Marshall's Ninth Legion gains cast

NeilMarshall.jpgMichael Fassbender, Dominic West and Olga Kurylenko (much more than a mere Bond girl as she is being described) have all joined the cast of Neil Marshall's film which tells the legendary tale of the last Roman Legion to enter Scotland and were never heard of again.

The film was called Ninth Legion but now sports the shorter name of Centurion, and there's more of a plot been fleshed out, which doesn't sound as grand and exciting as the previous short blurb mentioned above.

Centurion is, according to The Hollywood Reporter, to tell the story of the Roman Centurion Quintus Dias who was the sole survivor of an attack on a Roman frontier fort by the Picts, the tribes from Lowland Scotland. He seems a bit livid by the attack and marches north into Scotland with the legendary Roman Ninth Legion led by General Virilus. Their mission is to destroy the Picts, find their leader Gorlacon and kill him.

Now it's great that the project is moving forward and that we have three strong names on board, Michael Fassbender and Dominic West are undoubtedly going to play Romans, as will the sensual and equally talented Olga Kurylenko. Mind you, looking at Fassbender, currently up for an Orange Rising Star Award, you could easily see him play A Scottish bloke, ginger hear and a fair complexion.

Still no word of Kevin Macdonald's take on the story though, something we heard from him way back. I wonder if his Roman epic has falled by the wayside?



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