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Vikings get violent in the trailer for “THE NORTHMAN,” from Robert Eggers (“THE WITCH,” “THE LIGHTHOUSE”)

Monday, December 20, 2021 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

It’s the filmmaker’s most lavish period piece yet, but still dark as hell.

Focus Features has released the trailer and poster for THE NORTHMAN, which arrives in theaters April 22, 2022. Directed by Robert Eggers from a script he wrote with novelist Sjón, it stars Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Gustav Lindh, Ethan Hawke, Björk and Willem Dafoe. Skarsgård plays a young Viking prince who goes on a quest to avenge the murder of his father, with the preview promising plenty of horrific imagery along the way.

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.