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Nine New Stills from Neil Marshall's 'Centurion'

Olga Kurylenko in Centurion

Photo: Magnet Releasing In a couple of hours I am about to embark on a Seattle International Film Festival triple-feature taking in The Dancer and the Thief (Spain's 2009 Foreign Language Oscar submission), Alejandro Amenabar's Agora and finally, Neil Marshall's Centurion, a film of which I have just added nine new stills to the RopeofSilicon gallery.

Marshall directed the excellent claustrophobic horror The Descent in 2007 and after his awful 2008 entry, Doomsday, I am hoping Centurion is a bounce back to the spectacular.

Centurion is set during the war between Roman soldiers and Pict tribesmen during the 2nd century Roman conquest of Britain and stars Michael Fassbender as Quintus Dias, a 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,

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