News Movies News | Written by Laura Potier 20/12/2021

Robert Eggers’ THE NORTHMAN Trailer

From the mind that gifted us The Witch and The Lighthouse now comes a sprawling Viking revenge movie, The Northman. Alexander Skarsgård plays Amleth, the son of a king (Ethan Hawke) who was shot down and subsequently beheaded by his own brother, Fjölnir (Claes Bang).

Now an adult and having spent years on the run, Amleth seeks to avenge his father's death, rescue his mother (Nicole Kidman) and take back his homeland from the invaders, with the help of Anya Taylor-Joy's character Olga.

Alexander Skarsgard and Anya Taylor-Joy in Robert Eggers The Northman

Willem Dafoe also stars as a creepy guy in the dark, and Björk as herself (aka a medieval Viking witch). The Northman is directed by Robert Eggers and co-written with Icelandic poet and novelist Sjón (who recently also shared writing credits for the Noomi Rapace-starring Lamb).

This film looks to unfold on a far bigger scale than either of Eggers' previous projects, though it retains the stunning cinematography, supernatural themes and attention to historical detail that the filmmaker has become known for – thanks to his re-teaming with cinematographer Jarin Blaschke and editor Louise Ford.

The Northman is due to release in UK cinemas on April 22nd, 2022.