Focus Features has released the trailer for The Northman, the latest from The Witch and The Lighthouse writer-director Robert Eggers. The film, a period revenge thriller, is scheduled to hit theaters on April 22, 2022.
Far from the quieter, more intimate plots of his previous works, the trailer shows off an action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince (Alexander Skarsgård) on a quest to avenge his father’s murder at the hands of his uncle and reclaim the throne. Eggers co-wrote the script with Sjón, the Icelandic author and poet who also recently co-penned The Lamb, which is Iceland’s entry into the International Feature Oscar race.
Skarsgård, clearly bulked up for the role, is joined in the cast by Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Ethan Hawke and Björk, as well as Eggers veterans Willem Dafoe and Anya Taylor-Joy, the latter who helps Skarsgård’s Amleth on his quest for justice.
The film was shot in Ireland, which stood in for Iceland in the story set at the turn of the 10th century.
Lars Knudsen and Mark Huffman produce with New Regency.
Check out the trailer above.
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