The Eagle of the Ninth - Channing Tatum

A few photos and story details have been released for some of the most highly anticipated films of 2010. Over at Collider, they’ve premiered images from The Fighter, Eagle of the Ninth, The American, and Somewhere. We’ve also got a couple of shots of Nicolas Cage and Jay Baruchel in their upcoming fantasy film The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, there’s so much to take in!

Check out the photos and synopses below…

Here’s the rundown on each film:

The American

George Clooney plays Jack, an assassin held up in Europe awaiting his next big gig. Instead of staying put and following orders, he seeks out the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto and pursues a romance with local woman Clara. But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate.

The Fighter

The Fighter is a boxing film that stars Christian Bale as Dicky Eklund, the brother of Mark Wahlberg’s ”Irish” Mickey Ward. After kicking a bad drug habit, Eklund turns his life around and helps his brother train and win the world lightweight boxing championship.

Eagle of the Ninth

The Eagle of the Ninth is set in the dangerous world of second-century Britain. In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila (Channing Tatum) arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander of the Ninth.


Johnny Marco (Stephen Dorff) is a bad-boy A-List actor stumbling through a life of excess while living at Hollywood’s legendary Chateau Marmont Hotel. His days are a haze of drinks, girls, fast cars and fawning fans. Cocooned in this celebrity-induced artificial world, Johnny has lost all sense of his true self.  Until, that is, his 11-year-old daughter Cleo (Elle Fanning) unexpectedly shows up and unwittingly begins to anchor him. Johnny’s fragile connection to real life slowly revives in her presence.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Even though the film is loosely based on the Disney classic Fantasia, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice takes place in present day Manhattan. In the film Nicolas Cage plays a contemporary sorcerer who leaves everything in the hands of his apprentice (Jay Barachel) when he goes on a trip. The novice is given several chores and tasks to perform in his absence but uses magic to get a broomstick to do them for him. Things go from good to bad when the inanimate object begins to develop a mind of it’s own.

What do you think of the first photos?


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