New film set to spark interest in Hadrian's Wall

The mystery of Rome's "lost legion" has mystified historians for centuries. Now a new young-adult film, along with a redesigned Roman museum, may revive interest in Hadrian's Wall.

The Eagle of the Ninth, based on a novel by Rosemary Sutcliff, follows the tale of a young Roman who journeys to the Wall to recover the eagle standard of the Ninth Legion, is scheduled to open in theaters in March 2011.

At the same time, nine of the Vindolanda Tablets will return to their home fort for the reopening of the revamped Roman Army Mseum.