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The Northman Is Heading Towards Your Screen!


David Mudd

Are you ready to take the adventurous roller coaster ride of The Northman? Yes you read that right! Director Robert Eggers is back with another film project that is definitely going to rule your hearts. Keep reading this article till the end and we will not disappoint you!

      The Northman is an upcoming action drama set in 10th Century Iceland, where a Nordic Prince initiates a mission to rebel against the murderers of his father. Now just like us, do you also think it would be really fun to watch a story set in the 10th century?

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As the movie is set somewhere in Iceland, director-writer Robert Eggers co-wrote the script with Sjon, an Icelandic poet and novelist. This was predominantly done to infuse the concept of the story with more Icelandic viewpoints, so that the audience doesn’t find it boring. What’s the fun in a story set in Iceland if it did not have the local dialects, isn’t it?

Is The Trailer Out For The Northman?

There has been no official release of the trailer for The Northman until now from the makers. But we can expect a trailer later this year or maybe soon. 

What Is The Release Date For The Northman?

The Northman has received a release date for the 8th of April, 2022. It is distributed  by ‘Focus Features’ in the US and ‘Universal Pictures’ worldwide. So are you excited?

Is The Northman A Horror Movie?

The Northman is an epic historical thriller with a load of action and adventure that explores the journey of a Viking prince into extreme depths to take revenge against his father’s murderers. It is definitely not a horror movie though it might give you spine-chilling thrills.

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What Is The Plot Of The Northman?

The Northman features an amazing historical story of a son seeking justice for his murdered father. Set in Iceland, it will show how a Viking Prince will go to extreme depths to take revenge from the criminals.

Prioritizing the 10th Century, The Northman is definitely an action-packed revenge thriller that you will level. The audience already seems excited for the movie! After all, it is directed by the acclaimed director Robert Eggers. Are you excited?

Is The Northman Based On Hamlet?

The Northman features the Viking Prince, Amleth who is on a mission to take revenge against the murderers of his father to seek justice for the departed soul. It is based on the Scandinavian legend in the medieval period. The Northman is not based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet but is inspired from the novel.

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Who Are On The Sets Of The Northman?

The Northman has a talented cast. Here’s the list for you:

  • Alexander Skarsgard stars as Amleth, the Viking prince.
  • Nicole Kidman stars as Queen Gudrun.
  • Willem Dafoe stars as Heimir.
  • Ethan Hawke stars as King Horwendil.
  • Ian Whyte stars as the Warrior King.
  • Kate Dickie stars as Halldora.
  • Bjork stars as the Slav Witch.
  • Tadhg Murphy stars as Eirikr Blaze-Eye.
  • Gustav Lindh stars as Thorir.
  • Murray MvArthur stars as Hakon.

Some Undisclosed Roles

  • Anya Taylor-Joy
  • Ralph Ineson

What Are The Filming Locations Of The Northman?

The Northman was shooted in Belfast and the North Coast, in the month of August, 2020. But the development process started in December 2019. Though the film suffered a backlash due to COVID-10 restrictions and guidelines, it did not affect much. 

The filming also included locations of Northern Ireland and Malin. The filming process was finally concluded in early December 2020. And now they are working on the post-production processes to finally enhance the visuals in The Northman.

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After all this information about The Northman that we sincerely hope was helpful to you, we have some interesting trivia facts which you would not like to miss!

  1. Bill Skarsgard stepped back from The Northman in early September 2020 because he had a busy schedule. He was replaced by Gustav Lindh.
  2. The Northman originally started filming in March 2020 with all the actors on set, but held back the process due to the pandemic.
  3. This is Robert Eggers first theatrical release that is not composed by Mark Korven. It will be composed by Robin Corluan instead.
  4. The Northman is going to be Bjork’s second feature film role after ‘Drawing Restraint 9’ which was released in the year 2005’
  5. Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson and Kate Dickie were previously directed by Robert Eggers in ‘The Witch’ which was released in 2015.
  6. The film is titled “Northman” which also seems to be the last name of the vampire in which Alexander is known for playing in ‘True Blood’.
  7. The Northman is Anya Taylor-Joy’s second Viking feature after ‘Viking Quest’ which was released in 2015.
  8. This is the second collaboration of Alexander and Nicole after ‘Big Little Lies(2017)’ in which they played the role of a married couple.

Summing it up, The Northman is going to be an epic Viking prince saga that is all set to hit theatres on 8 April, 2022. Are you excited? We definitely are and can’t wait to make our plans. Tell us what you think about it in the comment box below.