I found a few bits of news about Channing Tatum’s film ‘The Eagle‘ and Chan and wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum’s new, untitled film that I’m going to call ‘Ten Year Reunion‘. Check out today’s Movie Bytes to get the latest scoop. Enjoy!!!


THE EAGLE

Channing Tatum's MoviesThis week Focus Features, the distributor behind Channing Tatum’s Roman drama ‘The Eagle of the Ninth‘, announced that the film has officially been renamed to ‘The Eagle‘.

For those who don’t know, the movie is helmed by award-winning director Kevin Macdonald and is based on the best-selling, classic 1954 teen novel by Rosemary Sutcliff, and is set in the dangerous world of second-century Britain.

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In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila (played by Channing) arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander of the Ninth. Accompanied only by his British slave Esca (Jamie Bell), Marcus sets out across Hadrian’s Wall into the uncharted highlands of Caledonia – to confront its savage tribes, make peace with his father’s memory, and retrieve the lost legion’s golden emblem, the Eagle of the Ninth. Donald Sutherland portrays Marcus’ uncle Aquila, who has retired in Britain; Mark Strong is cast as Guern, an ex-soldier who holds crucial information about the Ninth.

The Eagle‘ is set to hit theaters on February 25, 2011. Fans can CLICK HERE to check out a ton of photos from the film in the CTU Photo Gallery.


TEN YEAR REUNION

Channing Tatum's MoviesAs I previously posted, Chan and Jenna filmed a test shoot in the Los Angeles area for a movie they were working on last month and tweeted out a lot of great behind-the-scenes pics from the shoot.

The film short was directed by Jamie Linden (who wrote the ‘Dear John‘ screenplay) and included friends and fellow actors Haylie Duff, Nick Zano, ‘The Hurt Locker‘s Brian Geraghty (Jenna’s ‘Love Lies Bleeding‘ co-star), and Kate Mara.

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In the pic below, you have (from right to left) Chan, Jamie Linden, Jenna, and Reid Carolin (Chan and Jenna’s producing partner at 33andOut) on the set of the film short on June 12th.

I also have a few more details about the test shoot courtesy of ‘Twilight’ Saga producer Wyck Godfrey who’s producing partner, Marty Bowen (‘Dear John‘), is working on the new film. While doing interviews for the recent release of ‘Eclipse’, Wyck told Fearnet.com and Collider.com that the project…

“is a ten-year high school reunion movie that Jamie Linden, who wrote Dear John, is writing and directing, and hopefully Channing Tatum and a bunch of his buddies are going to do it.”

It’s not a whole lot, but it’s a little more than we knew before and has me hopeful that ‘Ten Year Reunion‘ (or whatever it ends up being called) could be the next film where we get to see Chan and Jenna together on the big screen again. Fingers crossed!!!


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