Robert Eggers’ The Northman has quietly begun filming at a purpose-built set in Ireland, following a lengthy delay due to the pandemic.
Icelandic singer Björk has joined the film’s cast, coming onboard with Ethan Hawke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgård, Claes Bang and Willem Dafoe in the New Regency / Focus Features pic.
Press photos from the movie’s Ireland location have been released on the wires, showing the film’s historical village setting (see above). The Belfast Telegraph reports that the site is close to Antrim Hills, near Larne on the country’s east coast.
The movie is a Viking revenge saga set in Iceland at the turn of the 10th century. Icelandic poet and novelist Sjón Sigurdsson co-wrote the script with Eggers, whose credits include The Lighthouse and The Witch.
Focus Features will release The Northman domestically with Universal Pictures Internationally distributing internationally.