The poster for Neil Marshall’s sword-and-sandals action flick Centurion has hacked-and-slashed its way online. It features one of the better taglines in recent memory: “History Is Written in Blood”. Truer words were never spoken. Do you have any idea how many homeless people Doris Kearns Goodwin has to murder every time she starts a new book?
Hit the jump to check out the poster along with the synopsis. Centurion hits theaters in a limited release on August 27th.
Here’s the synopsis for Centurion:
Based on the legend of the Ninth Legion, an army of 3000 unstoppable Roman warriors who vanished without trace, Centurion is the tale of their vicious conflict with a murderous adversary, the Picts. Quintus Dias (Michael Fassbender), a Roman corporal, is taken hostage by the Pict King, Gorlacon and the Ninth are charged with bringing him home and ending Pict domination of Britain. Led by General Virilus (Dominic West) and guided by a Pict prisoner and warrior woman named Etain (Olga Kurylenko), the army marches towards enemy territory and finds itself in the midst of a perilous battle with a mysterious foe.
[Poster via IGN, obviously]