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New trailer takes you deeper into the violent world of “THE NORTHMAN”

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Get a further taste of Robert Eggers (THE WITCH, THE LIGHTHOUSE) going epic.

Focus Features brings THE NORTHMAN, directed by Eggers from a script he wrote with novelist Sjón, to theaters April 22. Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Gustav Lindh, Ethan Hawke, Björk and Willem Dafoe star. The story follows Viking prince Amleth (Skarsgård), who witnesses the murder of his father, King Aurvandil (Hawke), and the abduction of his mother, Queen Gudrun (Kidman), by his treacherous uncle Fjolnir (Bang) as a child. Years later, he seeks out Fjolnir to wreak his revenge.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.