Magnet Releasing announced today that it has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Centurion, the epic sword and sandal thrill ride from cult-favorite director Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers, The Descent, Doomsday), starring Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds, 300), Dominic West (300, The Wire), David Morrissey (Red Riding Trilogy), and Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace).
Magnet is launching Centurion as the 6th entry in the second Six Shooter Film Series, a collection of six contemporary cutting-edge action films from around the globe, which also includes Bronson, Red Cliff, Ong Bak 2, District 13: Ultimatum and The Warlords. Centurion is scheduled to be released in theaters this summer.
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. 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 (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 (Kurylenko), who are hell bent on revenge.
“Centurion is a blood drenched masterpiece,” said Magnet’s Tom Quinn. “Neil has made an action movie that delivers on every level, and fans are going to go wild for it. There couldn’t be a better film to wrap up the Six Shooter series.”
Centurion is a Pathé Productions presentation, in association with the UK Film Council and Celador Films.
Check out a recent trailer for Centurion below.