The Eagle is a 2011 adventure film with historical elements directed by Kevin Macdonald, and starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell and Donald Sutherland. Adapted by Jeremy Brock from Rosemary Sutcliff’s historical adventure novel The Eagle of the Ninth (1954), the film tells the story of a young Roman officer searching to recover the lost Roman eagle standard of his father’s legion in the northern part of Great Britain. The story is based on the Ninth Spanish Legion’s supposed disappearance in Britain.
The film, an Anglo-American co-production, was released in the U.S. and Canada on 11 February 2011, and was released in the United Kingdom and Ireland on 25 March 2011.
The ceremonial initiation scene of the warriors was choreographed by Viktoria Jaross-Giorgi. The almost one hundred performing martial artists were cast by Viktoria. This film was the beginning of the Agency.