Comic artist Simon Bisley creates painted poster for Neil Marshall’s action epic Centurion

In anticipation of the nationwide theatrical release of Neil Marshall’s latest thriller, Centurion, Magnolia Pictures has tapped renowned British comic artist Simon Bisley to create a one of a kind poster featuring the film’s main characters played by Michael Fassbender and Olga Kurylenko.

This is the first time Bisley has created a piece of art for a motion picture. He’s best known for his 1990s work on ABC Warriors, Lobo and Sláine. His style – reliant on paints, acrylics, inks and multiple mediums – takes inspiration from rock album covers and graffiti, as well as traditional comic art.

Centurion, a gripping survival thriller set in early AD Britain, finds Quintus, the sole survivor of a savage raid on a Roman frontier fort, joining General Virilus’ legendary Ninth Legion to march north and wipe out the terrifying tribes known as the Picts. When the Legion is attacked and Virilus seized, Quintus struggles to survive behind enemy lines with a small band of soldiers in a race to save their general and evade capture, torture and certain death.

Centurion stars Fassbender and Kurylenko, along with Dominic West, David Morrissey, Noel Clarke, Riz Ahmed, JJ Field, Liam Cunningham and Imogen Poots.

Magnolia Pictures will release Centurion on August 27, 2010; the film is also currently available VOD, VUDU, Playstation Network, Xbox Marketplace and Amazon.

Check out the incredible artwork below, and click to view its full size goodness.

Simon Bisley painted movie poster for Centurion
Simon Bisley painted movie poster for Centurion

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