Exclusive: Michael Fassbender calls CENTURION “A Roman Chase Film”

     November 3, 2009

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Earlier today I spoke with Michael Fassbender for his upcoming movie “Fish Tank”. While I’ll be posting the full interview closer to release, we talked about his upcoming Roman action flick, “Centurion”, directed by Neil Marshall’s (“Doomsday”, “The Descent”, “Dog Soldiers”) and he had some very cool stuff to say about the movie.

While the film isn’t going to be released until sometime next year, “Centurion” sounds like a very cool film and it should definitely be on your radar. Fassbender calls it “a Roman chase film” and when I asked him what it’s about, he said, “It’s basically about a group of Roman soldiers trying to get back across the border. It sort of surrounds the legend of the Ninth Legion. What happened in this myth is the Ninth Legion went over the border into the highlands to suppress this tribal community that was wreaking havoc on their outposts. They were trying to suppress this race. It was kind of like the Gaul situation where they couldn’t manage to suppress this tribal sort of community in France. So they sent the Ninth Legion in, which was one of the best Legions they had, and they disappeared. Five thousand men got wiped out. They never came back. So it’s basically Neil’s take around that myth.” For more on what he said a few images from “Centurion”, hit the jump:

Here’s what he told me.  Further down are the images.

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