First Look: Olga Kurylenko in Neil Marshall's Centurion

March 16, 2009
Source: Empire

First Look: Olga Kurylenko in Neil Marshall's Centurion

Apparently there's a lot more to Neil Marshall than we ever thought! After scaring us all with The Descent, he went on to direct Doomsday, a mash-up of everything old and new, proving that he's got a lot of things going on in his mind besides just claustrophobic horror. Next up for Marshall is Centurion, an epic action adventure film set in 117 AD about a group of Roman soldiers who must fight for their lives behind enemy lines after their legion is decimated in a devastating guerrilla attack. Seen below via Empire is ex-Bond girl Olga Kurylenko as the character Etain, described as "a savage-looking Pict warrior woman."

Olga Kurylenko in Centurion

"Etain is kind of revenge incarnate," Marshall tells Empire. "Her family were butchered by the Romans, she had her tongue cut out by the Romans, she's had a hell of a time and she's out for Roman blood." So does that mean she won't be speaking at all in the film? "She's quite furious, because one sense is not there - she can't speak - all the others are more developed. She sees very well and hears very well: she is an animal!" In addition to Kurylenko, Centurion stars Michael Fassbender, Dominic West, Noel Clarke, and David Morrisey. And of course, it is both written and directed by Neil Marshall. Stay tuned for more details!

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Reader Feedback - 20 Comments


she's still hot

Darrin on Mar 16, 2009


even if she cant speak, just looking at her beauty makes me want to see it anyway

urban kirk on Mar 16, 2009


MiKeDeEz on Mar 16, 2009


I was sold at "Olga Kurylenko in Neil Marshall's.." Gimme more!!

Woo-ish on Mar 16, 2009


The blue face paint is giving me flashbacks of Kiera Knightley in King Arthur.

Amanda on Mar 16, 2009


She's pretty gorgeous, except in Hitman..looked like a heroin junkie

Frank on Mar 16, 2009


Marshall likes hot chicks in face paint. So do I. COINCIDENCE? Also, a woman as hot as Olga, looking all exotic, being all animalistic, and she can't talk? Perfect woman. 😉 And queue female rage now.

Robert on Mar 16, 2009


Im sorry but whos face are you guys looking at seriously? Never found her attractive.

Cody on Mar 16, 2009


I thought that was Kiera Knightley.

Ryan on Mar 16, 2009


Is it just me or is speech not a sense?

George on Mar 16, 2009



Richard on Mar 16, 2009



Fisherr on Mar 16, 2009


a.) shes hot. b.) this movie sounds really good...

????? on Mar 16, 2009


Marshall should go back to what he does best - Horror.

Blake on Mar 16, 2009


Dude, Dominic West? Im sold. Maybe he wont be a total bitch in this movie and more like McNulty.

Adam on Mar 16, 2009


"She's quite furious, because one sense is not there - she can't speak - all the others are more developed." Er ... speech is not a sense. But hey, she sure is nice to look at!

Whatnot on Mar 17, 2009


I believe 'The Warriors' was based on this story - of Roman soldiers left behind enemy lines. If it has a decent budget then it could be good.

Noodles777 on Mar 17, 2009


loved The Descent, loved Doomsday a bit more, this should be good aswell.

chris on Mar 17, 2009


speech might not be a sense, but taste is. no tongue, no taste buds

ace on Mar 17, 2009


nicee yea i agree!!!!!!

alan on Mar 27, 2009

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