Although the film has been reported to be a sequel to Braveheart (1995), the film is considered to be more of a spin-off, as the story does not revolve around William Wallace, who died at the end of the 1995 film, but focuses more on Robert the Bruce, years after William Wallace's execution.
Angus Macfadyen had played Marcus Crassus in Spartacus (2004) which was based on the history of the Thracian rebel gladiator Spartacus. Anna Hutchison had starred in the 3rd and final season of Spartacus (2010) as Laeta. The series was also based on the history of Spartacus.
Duncarron Medieval Village near Falkirk in Scotland was used during the end of the film The village built by the clanranald Trust for Scotland waa built to help educate any one and everyone about Scottish history