Robert Eggers has proven he has a very unique voice in modern filmmaking with films like The Witch and Lighthouse, and now he’s teaming up with Focus Features for this Viking epic The Northman. Check out the first trailer starring Alexander Skarsgard, Nicole Kidman, and some Eggers alumni.
Here’s the official description:
From visionary director Robert Eggers comes THE NORTHMAN, an action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father’s murder. With an all-star cast that includes Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Björk, and Willem Dafoe.
If you’ve watched Eggers’ previous movies, you’ll know that he’s brought back leads from The Witch (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Lighthouse (Willem Dafoe). The cast list also includes other Witch supporting cast Ralph Ineson and Kate Dickie, plus Game of Thrones’ Mountain actor Thor Bjornson.
The film also has some interesting casting with Björk who is acting out a part for the first time in a long while.
With A24 having a very specific brand of film, Eggers’ work is a shining example of what kind of content the studio pumps out. With Focus Features distributing this movie though, I have a feeling The Northman is going to be something more commercially friendly. Don’t get me wrong, the trailer still feels a lot like an Eggers film, but there’s just something in the preview that makes me feel like this one is not going to alienate the general audience.
It’s just a feeling.
Catch The Northman when it comes out April 22, 2022.