Universal Pictures and Focus Features brings us an epic Viking revenge thriller.
If you ask me, there’s something about Viking mythology and movies made based on them that I find extremely enjoyable. Go back to yesteryear and we saw Kirk Douglas in the film ‘The Vikings.’ I enjoyed that film immensely when I firsts saw it and I still do to this day. Now though, Universal Pictures and Focus Features are bringing us a new epic historical film featuring the Vikings. The movie, named ‘The Northman’ will be hitting screens on April 22nd. The cast list is hugely impressive. Alexander Skarsgard takes the lead role in the film alongside Nicole Kidman. Anya Taylor-Joy, Claes Bang, Bjork. Ethan Hawke, and Willem Dafoe. The trailer for the film has hit the wires. Grab your Viking ax as we sail to see what the film looks like:
The Northman is an epic revenge thriller, that explores how far a Viking Prince will go to seek justice for his murdered father.
The film is based on the legend of Amieth, the Viking warrior prince. It is set at the turn of the tenth century in Iceland. The movie is directed by Robert Eggers. Eggers also contributes to the screenplay alongside Sjon, an Icelandic poet, novelist, and lyricist. Sjon regularly works with Bjork and has performed with The Sugarcubes as Johnny Triumph.
Here, we present some of the official stills from the film:
‘The Northman’ opens on April 22nd. It will be distributed in the United States by Focus Features. Internationally, the film will be distributed by Universal Pictures.
Are you interested in the film? Do you enjoy a classic Viking story and/ or movie? What do you hope to see when the film opens? Let us know your thoughts!
Sources: Universal Pictures/ Focus Features
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