To celebrate the release of Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell’s Roman epic adventure The Eagle, in cinemas MARCH 23, skymovies.com are offering four lucky winners the chance to win a copy of the original book that the film was based on AND a film poster of The Eagle signed by Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Tahar Rahim, director Kevin Macdonald and Producer Duncan Kenworthy!
To be in chance of winning the signed poster and original book, please answer the following question on our Facebook post:
Which Roman legion is believed to have disappeared without trace in the North of England?
Competition closes on the 30th of March 2011 at 14:30.
In 2nd Century Britain, two men – master and slave – venture beyond the edge of the known world on a dangerous and obsessive quest that will push them beyond the boundaries of loyalty and betrayal, friendship and hatred, deceit and heroism.
In 140 AD, the Roman Empire extends all the way to Britain – though its grasp is incomplete, as the rebellious tribes of Caledonia (today’s Scotland) hold sway in the far North. Marcus Aquila (CHANNING TATUM of Dear John, G.I Joe: The Rise of Cobra) arrives in Britain, determined to restore the tarnished reputation of his father, Flavius Aquila. It was 20 years earlier that Rome’s 5,000-strong Ninth Legion, under the command of Flavius and carrying their golden emblem, the Eagle of the Ninth, marched north into Caledonia. They never returned; Legion and Eagle simply vanished into the mists. Angered, the Roman Emperor Hadrian ordered the building of a wall to seal off the territory; Hadrian’s Wall became the northernmost frontier of the Roman Empire – the edge of the known world.
Driven to become a brilliant soldier and now given command of a small fort in the southwest, Marcus bravely leads his troops during a siege. Commended by Rome for his bravery, yet discharged from the army because of his severe wounds, Marcus convalesces, demoralized, in the villa of his Uncle Aquila (DONALD SUTHERLAND of The Mechanic, Space Cowboys), a retired army man. When Marcus impulsively gets a young Briton’s life spared at a gladiatorial contest, Aquila buys the Briton, Esca (JAMIE BELL of Defiance, Jumper), to be Marcus’ slave. Marcus is dismissive of Esca, who harbors a seething hatred of all things Roman. Yet Esca vows to serve the man who has saved his life.
The Eagle – In cinemas MARCH 23
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