First Look: Neil Marshall's 'Centurion'

For whatever reason the first international trailer for Centurion, the new film from director Neil Marshall (The Descent, Doomsday) slipped passed us when it debuted a couple of weeks ago - but fear not, as we now have it for you to enjoy. If the trailer hooks your interest and you're wondering when we can see the movie then you're in luck, as we also have some info on Centurion being picked up for distribution.

In case you're not familiar with the project (and if you only come to Screen Rant for your news you may not be), here's the official plot synopsis for Centurion:

Boasting savagely violent battle scenes and an adrenaline fueled chase through the breathtaking Scottish highlands, CENTURION is set during the war between Roman soldiers and Pict tribesmen during the 2nd century Roman conquest of Britain. Michael Fassbender stars as Quintus Dias, 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.

Now here's the international trailer, courtesy of Trailer Addict. Enjoy:

Looks pretty damn cool to me. I'm glad to see the continuing success of Michael Fassbender, whom we saw in Inglourious Basterds as the British officer who gives himself away in the bar - and also as the Spartan in 300 who hoped that one of the Persians were up to the task of killing him.

Bond girl Olga Kurylenko is always...appealing to look at (although she's toughened up for her role here) and Dominic West I will always be a fan of, since he starred in one of the greatest TV shows of all time, The Wire. Oh, and the film is from The Descent director, Neil Marshall, so it already has my money right there :) .


Olga Kurylenko in Centurion

Moving on from the trailer, Magnolia Pictures announced yesterday that it has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Centurion. It is being launched as the sixth entry into the "Six Shooter Film Series" which is a six-film collection of "the most exciting contemporary worldwide action films," which also includes Bronson, Red Cliff, Ong Bak 2, District 13: Ultimatum and The Warlords.

When can we expect to see Centurion? Well, the press release on this news says a summer 2010 theatrical release is being planned. So not that long to wait.

centurion red band trailer

Do you like the look of Centurion? What about it makes you want to see it the most: the director? The cast? Or is the trailer enough? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Trailer Addict

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