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Simon Scarrow is the author of the bestselling eagles series of historical fiction novels about two Roman soldiers set in the 1st century AD, following their travels and adventures trials and tribulations across the roman world. Currently the first book Under the Eagle is under option for either a film of mini series following the adventures of Macro and Cato. The difficulty these days is getting from optioned to filmed, and this is the reason for this Petition: For all those fans of this genre and this author\'s great work. Please sign up to this petition to try and show just how many people want to see this become a reality. Lets provide the team who have optioned this excellent series (see below for details) as much ammunition as possible to take with them when to get this film/ series made. Pilot Episode\'s Synopsis It is 42 AD, and Quintus Licinius Cato has just arrived in Germany as a new recruit to the Second Legion, the toughest in the Roman army. If adjusting to the rigours of military life isn\'t difficult enough for the bookish young man, he also has to contend with the disgust of his colleagues when, because of his imperial connections, he is appointed a rank above them. As second-in-command to Macro, the fearless, battle-scarred centurion who leads them, Cato will have more to prove than most in the adventures that lie ahead. Then the men discover that the army\'s next campaign will take them to a land of unparallelled barbarity - Britain. After the long march west, Cato and Macro undertake a special mission that will thrust them headlong into a conspiracy that threatens to topple the Emperor himself... The team who have optioned the rights are: Jonathan Glendening; Producer/Director Jonathan wrote, produced & directed his first feature film SUMMER RAIN (released on DVD in 2006). It won three Best Film Awards and several other awards for acting; photography as well as numerous nominations at film festivals around the world. Jonathan has also written; directed three award winning short films ROADSIDE, THE PERFECT MURDER and LA BELLE DAME SANS MERCI BY JOHN KEATS. He is currently in post production on ABOUT BEFORE. Jonathan worked his way up through the film industry as an assistant director and has worked frequently as an editor for the BBC. Notable credits include being Nicholas Hytner assistant on THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE, and the character research assistant for Robert De Niro on MARY SHELLEYS FRANKENSTEIN . John Adams; Co-Producer John is a film producer but also runs Universal Combat Ltd., an agency which represents ex-military personnel and provides tri-service military advice and support to the entertainment industry. As such John is perfectly placed to work on the EAGLE series of books. A former Commissioned Officer in the British Army, John has worked as a script editor or military advisor on projects as diverse as THE FOUR FEATHERS, BELOW, EASTENDERS, DOOM, THE QUEEN, THE MARK OF CAIN, THE SHELL SEEKERS, THE GATHERING and the video game BLACK for Electronic Arts amongst numerous others. Jonathan and John met whilst working on HBO

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