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Magnolia to Distribute Ragnarok

Source:   Magnolia Pictures
February 19, 2013


Magnolia Pictures has announced today its acquisition of the Norwegian action-adventure film Ragnarok from TrustNordisk.

"We are very excited about 'Ragnarok,' which has all the makings of a terrific action adventure. We are especially pleased to be working with our friends at TrustNordisk again to bring more great Scandinavian cinema to US audiences,” says President of Magnolia Pictures, Eamonn Bowles.

“I can’t recall having seen an action adventure film of this standard and production value coming out of Scandinavia. I am thrilled to have a partner like Magnolia aboard and can’t wait to present the film to the American audiences,” says Rikke Ennis, CEO at TrustNordisk.

Magnolia has previously released successful Norwegian films such as the thriller Headhunters, based on the book by Jo Nesbø and Troll Hunter. Lately Magnolia also acquired the rights for the upcoming Norwegian thriller Pioneer from TrustNordisk.

Norwegian Production Company Fantefilm which also produced The Cold Prey-trilogy and Escape is behind the upcoming large scale action-adventure film which stars actor Pål Sverre Hagen (Kon-Tiki) as an archeologist obsessed with the Oseberg Viking ship. Convinced that the Oseberg ship contains the answer to the mystery of Ragnarok, the end of days in Norse mythology he mounts an expedition to “No Man’s Land” between Norway and Russia, which holds a secret more terrifying than he could possibly imagine.

Directed by Mikkel Sandemose (Cold Prey - The Beginning) Ragnarok is produced by Martin Sundland and Are Heidenstrøm for Fantefilm Fiksjon in co-production with Film i Väst, H. Aschehoug & Co, Ghost VFX and Tre Vänner with support from The Norwegian Film Institute, Nordic Film & TV Fund, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, The Swedish Film Institute, the MEDIA programme of the European Union and i2i Audiovisual.

Domestic distribution is handled by Nordisk Film with domestic release set for October 2013.


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