Pathe and Celador have confirmed casting on Neil Marshall's Roman era Centurion with Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds, Hunger), Dominic West (300) and Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace) to headline the film.

Shooting begins next month on February 22. The script is written and will be directed by Marshall, whose The Descent grossed over $50 million worldwide.

Pathe Distribution will release in the UK and France, with Pathe International handling international sales.

Set in Britain in AD 117 the film tells the story of Quintus Dias, sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, who marches north with General Virilus' legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the earth and destroy their leader Gorlacon.

Centurion sees Marshall reunited with his key collaborators from The Descent : Christian Colson, production Designer Simon Bowles, and Director of Photography Sam McCurdy.