by: John M Jerva
For those of you starving for some seriously bloody and brutal Viking action, we’ve got you covered with the release of the new trailer for The Northman which hails from director Robert Eggers. Alexander Skarsgård stars in the movie as a Viking warrior who unleashes some pretty intense carnage when his father, played by Ethan Hawke, is brutally murdered. Check out the key art, and trailer below for the epic sword clanging pic!
The Northman is based on a Scandanavian legend that inspired Shakespeare’s Hamlet and also boasts an all-star cast including Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe and Anya Taylor-Joy. Eggers also co-wrote the script along with Icelandic poet and novelist Sjón.
Skarsgård is in fantastic shape here as he plays a Viking prince who is exiled after his father is killed leading him to go on one massive quest of vengeance that features enough blood and dismemberment to satisfy all bloodthirsty crowds. There’s no denying the Schwarzenegger’s Conan the Barbarian vibe with this one and it certainly looks like it won’t shy away from showcasing the violent set pieces so if you’re squeamish at all, you’d probably do yourself a favor and boycott this one. As for me, this one’s right in my wheelhouse.
The Northman will slice its way into theaters on April 22, 2022.