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 shot the film in such hard conditions that some cast members suffered health problems. As written in the Independent: Noel Clarke recovered from frostbite. JJ Feild quit smoking because of hypothermia. Michael Fassbender survived shirtless sprinting in sub-zero temperatures to become the next Daniel Craig.
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)
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