R | | Action, Adventure, Drama
A splinter group of Roman soldiers fight for their lives behind enemy lines after their legion is devastated in a guerrilla attack.
Neil Marshall and his director of photography Sam McCurdy spent about two years discussing the look of the film before making it. One thing they were adamant about was that it should be shot on location and nowhere near a green screen.
Centurion Quintus Dias:
My name is Quintus Dias. I am a soldier of Rome, and this is neither the beginning nor the end of my story.
Quintus Dias muses that he does not know if Arianne is an angel or devil. Unless Quintus was Christian, Jewish, or Zoroastrian, he would not have used this concept at the time of this movie's events in the 1st century AD, when Christianity had not widely expanded in Europe.
The end of the closing credits state that "This film is based on a 2000 year-old legend", referring to the mysterious disappearance of the Ninth Hispana or Ninth Spanish Legion in Roman-occupied Britain around 117 CE.
English, Scottish Gaelic
£114,147 (UK) (25 April 2010)
$122,288 (USA) (26 September 2010)
Dive deep into everything about the 2018 Oscars, superhero movies and TV series, IMDb Picks, and more.