Robert Eggers Wraps Manufacturing On Superstar-studded Viking Epic ‘the Northman’ — Exclusive


“The Northman” stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe, Alexander Skarsgård, and greater.

Robert Eggers wrapped manufacturing on “The Northman” in advance this week. The epic Viking drama is Eggers’ 0.33 directorial function following acclaimed indie hits “The Witch” and “The Lighthouse.” A co-production among New Regency and Focus Features, “The Northman” stars Alexander Skarsgård in a Viking revenge saga set in Iceland on the turn of the tenth century. Eggers’ ensemble solid includes reunions along with his “Lighthouse” celebrity Willem Dafoe and “The Witch” breakout” Anya Taylor-Joy, plus Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke, Claes Bang, and Björk. Eggers co-wrote the script with Icelandic poet and novelist Sjón.

Production on “The Northman” started out in late summer in Ireland. The Belfast Telegraph stated in August that film crews had been noticed at the Antrim Hills near the seaport and market metropolis of Larne (test out some of the film’s built units right here). The coronavirus pandemic not on time the group from their authentic begin date in March. Eggers became just days far from the start of filming while he became forced to quarantine in Belfast, Ireland following the production shutdown.

During an interview with Film Independent in April, Eggers touted “The Northman” as his most ambitious manufacturing up to now. While filming did now not take area in overdue spring and for the bulk of the summer season, Eggers’ production team continued to paintings on props, costumes, and greater for the big scale assignment.

“There’s a completely small group that is continuing to paintings on matters,” Eggers said at the time. “Armor makers are operating on armor for the characters. Prosthetics are being made. I’m doing my work with the DP [Jarin Blaschke] and the storyboard artist. There are things that need to be occurring. Our area supervisor is constantly checking in at the places, some of which might be just now semi-built sets.”

Eggers added, “There’s many locations within the movie, so we have been constantly happening scouts to discover locations or re-evaluate places that we have observed and we’re constructing units there. We’re designing these kind of worlds, constructing those villages, we’re making heaps of costumes and props, schooling the horses the matters they’ll need to do, designing the pictures of the films.”

Kidman discovered in October she would be filming her supporting role in “The Northman” for a pair weeks in November ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. “I’m quite terrified right now,” Kidman instructed Collider about heading to “The Northman” set, including, “I sound calm but you shouldn’t see what’s going on internal.”

Eggers’ cast has remained tight lipped on what fanatics can expect to see in “The Northman,” but Taylor-Joy did say last month that her creator-director has give you something moviegoers have in no way visible before.

“Robert and I actually have now been pals longer than we have been co-workers,” Taylor-Joy said. “Getting the possibility to create artwork collectively once more is amazing. We have each grown so much apart and now we get to develop again together. I am so proud to be a part of this task. Every second on set I am proud. I think we can be offering to the sector something it definitely hasn’t visible before. I just experience so humbled I get to be a part of it.”

Focus Features will release “The Northman” regionally with Universal Pictures dispensing internationally. New Regency previously co-financed Eggers’ “The Lighthouse,” which changed into released the world over with the aid of Focus Features and Universal Pictures International. Lars Knudsen and Mark Huffam are connected as manufacturers.

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