The “Witch” and “Lighthouse” director’s third feature stars Alexander Skarsgard, Nicole Kidman, and Anya Taylor-Joy.
It’s been years considering Robert Eggers’ last entirely singular film: “The Lighthouse.” Now, come April 2022, Focus Features will launch “The Northman,” Eggers’ violent Viking epic starring Alexander Skarsgard, Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke, and Anya Taylor-Joy. Willem Dafoe and Björk (playing a character known as Seeress) spherical out the cast. At remaining, Focus has discovered the first trailer for the saga. Watch it beneath earlier than the movie opens in theaters April 22.
Focus’ authentic description calls the movie “an epic revenge mystery that explores how a ways a Viking prince will go to are trying to find justice for his murdered father.” Principle images started in Northern Ireland in March 2020 and became halted nearly right away on account of the COVID-19 pandemic. Production resumed that August.
Eggers cowrote the script with Icelandic poet and novelist Sjón. And beyond his “Witch” celebrity Taylor-Joy, “Witch” actor Ralph Ineson, and “Lighthouse” star Dafoe, he’s reteaming with cinematographer Jarin Blaschke and editor Louise Ford.
Ineson spoke at length in an interview earlier this year about Skarsgard’s physical transformation. “Alexander Skarsgård seems like an absolute beast. [There’s] a scene wherein he beats this guy in a battle; bends down and rips his throat out together with his teeth, screams to the gods and he’s were given his shirt off – and you suspect: ‘My god that’s no longer a bodybuilder doing a scene, that’s like a proper critical actor!’ He’s made himself appear to be a few form of monster for the part, the determination’s superb. I assume it will likely be a chunk of a masterpiece, to be sincere.”
Taylor-Joy also waxed rhapsodic approximately the movie. “Robert and I have now been buddies longer than we had been co-people,” the actress stated. “Getting the opportunity to create artwork collectively once more is extremely good. We have each grown a lot aside and now we get to develop back together. I am so proud to be a part of this assignment. Every second on set I am proud. I assume we will be supplying to the sector some thing it absolutely hasn’t visible earlier than. I just sense so humbled I get to be a part of it.”
When asked if “The Northman” will demonstrate the exacting attention to ancient detail that Eggers confirmed off in “The Witch” and “The Lighthouse,” Taylor-Joy responded, “It’s Robert Eggers! People showed up the first day of set and I was like, ‘You’re going to be cold, you’re never going to be comfortable, however it’s going to be extraordinary. That’s simply the manner it’s miles.’”
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