Admittedly, this is a slight deviation from the general purpose of this blog, yet I’m too excited not to share it. Since I was 10-years old, I’ve been a fan of Rosemary Sutfcliff’s historical fiction novels, including The Sliver Branch, The Shining Company, and The Eagle of the Ninth. I’ve always thought that they would make excellent material for good movies.
Now, finally…there will be film adaptation of The Eagle of the Ninth released in theaters next February, however the film title has been shortened to simply, The Eagle. Nevertheless, from the look of the trailer, it looks the movie will be quite faithful to the book (with the possible exception of the twist surrounding the tension between Aquila and Esca, but it looks that will be an acceptable departure from the book for the purposes of the film). Channing Tatum stars as Marcus Aquila and Jamie Bell stars as his slave, Esca.
Watch this trailer, and hopefully, you’ll be as excited as I am for this movie!