“The Eagle” Interview with Director Kevin MacDonald

Uploaded on Monday 7 February 2011


Academy Award-winner Kevin MacDonald (“Touching the Void,” “The Last King of Scotland”) made a swords-and-sandals epic with “The Eagle” starring Channing Tatum (Marcus Aguila) and Jamie Bell (Esca). Based on the novel by Rosemary Sutcliff, “The Eagle” tells the story of the Ninth Legion and one man’s quest to restore his father’s reputation, the Commander of the Ninth.

In this interview, we talked about:

*** Making a historical film
*** Why his movies are mostly etymological study of clashing cultures between two men from two different backgrounds (think “The Last King of Scotland,” or to some lesser degree, “State of Play”)
*** The “bromantic” angle of “The Eagle”
*** Why he chose to hire American actors to play Roman soldiers


Language: English

Length: 4:00

Country: United States