The director of The Descent and Doomsday’s new blood soaked adventure has found a buyer following packed market screenings at the EFM in Berlin.

Magnet Releasing paid low to mid-seven figures in Berlin for US rights to Neil Marshall’s Roman Britain epic Centurion following market screenings at the EFM.

Magnet will launch the film as the sixth entry in its second Six Shooter Film Series, a collection of action films from around the world that includes Bronson, Red Cliff, Ong Bak 2, District 13: Ultimatum and The Warlords. A summer theatrical release is planned.

Centurion stars Michael Fassbender, Dominic West, David Morrissey and Olga Kurylenko and takes place during the second century Roman occupation of Britain.

Fassbender plays a Roman centurion who leads a rescue mission into a Pict camp in Scotland that leaves the son of a tribal leader dead and sparks a murderous chase.

Centurion is a blood-drenched masterpiece,” Magnolia/Magnet senior vice-president Tom Quinn said. “Neil has made an action movie that delivers on every level, and fans are going to go wild for it. There couldn’t be a better film to wrap up the Six Shooter series.”

Quinn negotiated the deal with Mike Runagall of Pathe International, who said: “We’re thrilled to partner with Tom and the team at Magnolia and their marketing and distribution prowess will ensure Centurion reaches a wide US audience.”

Centurion is a Pathe Productions presentation in association with the UK Film Council of a Celador Films Production of A Film by Neil Marshall.