The Northman | Robert Eggers Shared Being Shocked For Making A Vikings Movie [Exclusive]

Alexander Skarsgård stars as Amleth in director Robert Eggers’ Viking epic THE NORTHMAN, a Focus Features release | Courtesy of Aidan Monaghan / © 2022 Focus Features, LLC

Robert Eggers is the creator of the anticipated film, The Northman. Starring Alexander Skarsgård as the hulking viking. 


The Synopsis 

Young Prince Amleth (Alexander Skarsgård, “The Legend of Tarzan”) is on the cusp of becoming a man when his father (Ehan Hawke, “Training Day”) is brutally  murdered by his uncle (Claes Bang, “The Square”), who kidnaps the boy’s mother (Nicole Kidman, “Moulin Rouge!”). Fleeing his island kingdom by  boat, the child vows revenge. Two decades later, Amleth is a Viking berserker raiding Slavic villages, where a seeress reminds him of his vow: avenge his father, save his  mother, kill his uncle. Traveling on a slave ship to Iceland, Amleth infiltrates his uncle’s farm with the help of Olga (Anya Taylor-Joy, “The Queen’s Gambit”), an enslaved Slavic woman — and sets out to  honor his vow. 

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Oscar Novak stars as Young Amleth, Ethan Hawke as King Aurvandil and Nicole Kidman as Queen Gudrún in director Robert Eggers’ Viking epic THE NORTHMAN, a Focus Features release.

Before making films, Robert Eggers started directing theater and designing in New York. Eggers moved on to the screen as a writer, director and production designer for several short films. In 2015 he made his feature debut as a writer and director with The Witch. The Lighthouse followed, winning several awards, including the BAFTA and Oscar nominations for Best Cinematography. 

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Alexander Skarsgård stars as Amleth and Anya Taylor-Joy as Olga in director Robert Eggers’ Viking epic THE NORTHMAN, a Focus Features release.

Last week I was connected with Robert Eggers to talk about his latest film, The Northman. He spoke about one of the hottest battle scenes in the film. Eggers shared the backstory of how this idea even came about and what would be his spirit animal.

The Northman will be available only in theaters April, 22, 2022

Source: LRMExclusive, Focus Features

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