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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


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 in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).