The Roman Empire stretches from Egypt to Spain, and East as far as the Black Sea. But in northern Britain, the relentless onslaught of conquest has ground to a halt in face of the guerrilla tactics of an elusive enemy: the savage and terrifying Picts. Quintus Dias (Fassbender), sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus’ (West) legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the earth and destroy their leader Gorlacon. But when the legion is ambushed on unfamiliar ground, and Virilus taken captive, Quintus faces a desperate struggle to keep his small platoon alive behind enemy lines. Enduring the harsh terrain and evading their remorseless Pict pursuers led by revenge-hungry Pict Warrior Etain (Kurylenko), the band of soldiers race to rescue their General and to reach the safety of the Roman frontier.
Guy Ritchie is set to return to the British gangster film scene with the upcoming “RocknRolla”.
Thandie Newton, the film’s leading actress told MTV News that if successful then expect there to be two further follow-ups.
Newton, who plays crooked accountant Stella, adds that we shouldn’t expect all the characters to return for the sequel – “Well I managed to get away, but a quite a lot of them died. [The sequel] will follow whoever’s left.”
Gerard Butler, Jeremy Piven, and Ludacris also star in the film due to open in October.
TIDBIT: Ritchie was first introduced to his wife Madonna by Sting & Trudie Styler.