I'm happy to report that Neil Marshall's new film Centurion got itself a US Distributor. I knew it eventually would, the movie looks pretty damn awesome. Magnet Releasing is the lucky distributor that paid a good seven figures for the US rights.
Magnet plans on releasing the film as part of their Six Shooter Film Series, this is the sixth entry in the collection of action films which also includes Bronson, Red Cliff, Ong Bak 2, District 13: Ultimatum and The Warlords. Centurion will most likely get a summer theatrical release.
Here's a little description offered by Screendaily:
Centurion stars Michael Fassbender, Dominic West, David Morrissey and Olga Kurylenko and takes place during the second century Roman occupation of Britain. Fassbender plays a Roman centurion who leads a rescue mission into a Pict camp in Scotland that leaves the son of a tribal leader dead and sparks a murderous chase.
I really liked what I saw in the trailer for this film, and it sounds like the film is going to live up to my expectations. Magnolia/Magnet senior vice-president Tom Quinn had this to say,
Centurion is a blood-drenched masterpiece. 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.
This film should make a perfect fit in Magnet's Six Shooter series.