Marcus Aquila is the son of Flavius, commander of the legendary 9th legion of Roman empire. His father and his men disappeared a few years ago as they entered into the unknown territories of North England. His family reputation vanished and now Marcus as a new commander arrives in England in order to restore his father's name. After a battle, he will get wounded and the army will award with an honorable retirement. But he decides to return back to England along with his slave, Esca and confront together its savage tribes, make peace with his father's memory, and retrieve the lost legion's golden emblem, the Eagle of the Ninth. An alternative proposal at the Roman empire wars, dedicated to the cost of human lives. Not the classic one but a very interesting film though.