A few months ago, we showed you this first trailer for the next movie The Northmanin which we will find the actor Alexander Skarsgard in the role of an ultra violent viking with a thirst for revenge. And recently, a new excerpt of the film has been shared, allowing us to have a slight glimpse of what awaits us.
a rather promising extract
The film The Northman is directed by Robert Eggerswho rose to prominence in 2015 with the horror film The Witchthen a few years later with the horror thriller The Lighthouse (2019), thus making a name for himself in the horror genre. And Eggers’ next movie, The Northman, scheduled to be released next month in French theatersis a film in which we should find the usual atmosphere of the director’s films, applying this time to an epic thriller with a background of revenge.
On the Focus Features YouTube channelthe company that will distribute the film in the United States, we can find a short extract of less than a minutebut which still gives us a brief overview of what we can expect from the film.
In this video, titled “To Valholl”, we can see Amleth, the character played by Alexander Skarsgard, lead his team into battle in a foggy forest. In typical Eggers style, the camera follows the group as they make their way towards a rival camp. We then see them climb the wall of the camp, and begin to fight. Under the video, we find this sentence serving as a synopsis :
Visionary director Robert Eggers presents The Northmanan action-packed epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge the murder of his father.
This extract is very gripping for many reasons, in particular thanks to the way in which it was filmed. In effect, using a long shot is an extremely effective way of immersing viewers in the action, thus giving the impression that they are engaging in battle alongside the Vikings. But this short extract also shows us sound workwith a real build-up as the fight begins.
a success already traced?
And the fact is that if we trust the general opinion, The Northman seems to be Eggers’ most ambitious project to datecombining the scary and tense atmosphere of The Witch and The Lighthousein a story worthy of a Gladiator by Ridley Scott. So far the film has received nothing but praisewith early reactions pointing to the director’s incredible direction, for a film that feels as breathtaking as it is brutal.
Moreover, if we ignore the making of the film, just the casting already offers us great promises, bringing together some big names in the industry. We obviously find Alexander Skarsgard, but also Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, or even Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe and the artist Björk.
To find out what Robert Eggers’ next film has in store for us The Northman, you will have to wait until May 11, 2022date on which the film will be available in our cinemas.