By: John M Jerva
With its release only a few weeks away, the new Viking war-drama The Northman has been getting some pretty decent buzz from those who have been able to catch advanced screenings. The blood-soaked period epic, from director Robert Eggers, stars Alexander Skarsgård as a Viking prince who wages an all-out war to avenge the murder of his father.
Expect a massive body count to ensue, and we have a little sneak peek for you with a brand-new clip featuring Skarsgård as he leads a raid on an enemy outpost. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that he friggin’ catches a spear in midair and hurls it back at the enemy in what is one kick ass visual. Check out the new footage below!
he 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.
“Conquer Your Fate” as The Northman will slice its way into theaters on April 22, 2022. Take a look at the official trailer below!