By: John M Jerva
Director Robert Egger’s anticipated Viking saga The Northman is getting some well respected buzz and now we have a bloody new 2nd trailer to generate even more. Alexander Skarsgård stars as a Viking Prince on a bloody rampage of vengeance for the murder of his father.
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.
A clip was recently unveiled which highlights more of the action sequences we will get. There’s a fantastic shot of our Viking hero catching a spear and throwing it back. Check it out below!
“Conquer Your Fate” as The Northman will slice its way into theaters on April 22, 2022. Take a look at the official trailer below!