Focus Features revealed the official trailer for The Northman. Epic historical thriller drama written and directed by Robert Eggers, who is best known for his work on The Lighthouse and The VVitch.
Eggers assembled the all-star cast, including Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Anya Taylor-Joy, Björk, Ralph Ineson, Ethan Hawke, and Willem Dafoe. Skarsgård is playing Viking prince Amleth, and the movie follows his quest for revenge after his father is murdered. Check the official trailer and the synopsis down below:
“The Northman is an epic revenge thriller, that explores how far a Viking prince will go to seek justice for his murdered father.” — The Northman official synopsis by Focus Features.
Alexander Skarsgård is playing Amleth, the Viking prince who seeks revenge after the murder of his father. Nicole Kidman is starring as Queen Gudrún, Anya Taylor-Joy as Olga, Willem Dafoe as Heimir the Fool, Ethan Hawke as King Aurvandill, Claes Bang as Fjölnir, Björk as the Seeress, Murray McArthur as Hákon Ironbeard, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson as Sorcerer, Ian Gerard Whyte as Thórvaldr, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson as Thorfinnr, and Kate Dickie as Halldora the Pict.
“It’s basically the story of Hamlet or The Lion King, which was originally an old Norse story where the Hamlet character was called Amleth. We’ve told it in our own way. It is a Viking saga with magic and swords and mysticism and all the stuff that you’d want from that.” — Robert Eggers for Entertainment Weekly
The movie was announced in October 2019 with Robert Eggers attached to write and direct. The cast was announced soon after. Bill Skarsgård also signed to star, but he dropped the movie due to scheduling conflicts later. He was replaced with Gustav Lindh. The filming began in August 2020 and wrapped in December of the same year. The Northman is set to be released on April 22, 2022, by Focus Features.