Michael Fassbender Talks About Neil Marshall's Centurion
by Alex Billington
November 3, 2009
It's kind of a slow news day today, so why not? Plus, Michael Fassbender is a badass, and he deserves more time in the spotlight. Frosty over at Collider interviewed Fassbender earlier today for his upcoming film Fish Tank (another great film he's in). At the end, he was asked about his other upcoming film titled Centurion, directed by Neil Marshall, that he just finished shooting in England (that's him in the photo above). I can't explain why, but listening to Fassbender talk about this movie actually makes me excited for it again, despite losing all my faith in Neil Marshall after Doomsday. Read on to hear what he had to say.
"You know, I think there's violence in it… The idea of Centurion is that it's a chase film, it's basically a Roman chase film. And you basically got a scenario where you've got an empire coming to an end of its existence. And you've got this tribal community who are bringing it to its knees. And it's basically about a group of Roman soldiers trying to get back across the border."
Sounds pretty damn cool. You can read more about the story, which was inspired by the Legend of the 9th Legion, in our previous write-ups on the film. We've seen some behind-the-scenes videos, but no actual trailer yet, although I wish there was one. In addition to Fassbender, Centurion stars Dominic West, Noel Clarke, David Morrisey, JJ Feild, and Olga Kurylenko. The film already finished shooting earlier this year and is currently in post-production. Centurion does not have a US distributor just yet and does not have US release date unfortunately. You can watch the video interview with Michael Fassbender from Collider below.