Robert Eggers’ Viking Film The Northman Has Wrapped Filming
According to IndieWire, production on Robert Eggers’ forthcoming Viking revenge film The Northman has finally been completed after almost four months of filming in Ireland. Further details about the director’s upcoming third feature are still under wraps but Anya Taylor-Joy previously described the film as something that the world hasn’t seen before.
The Northman is described as a Viking revenge film that will be set in Iceland at the turn of the 10th Century. Eggers will direct from a script he co-wrote with Icelandic novelist Sjón.
Eggers has put together an all-star ensemble for the film including Oscar winner Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgård, Claes Bang, Kate Dickie, and Grammy-nominated Icelandic singer-songwriter Björk plus previous collaborators Willem Dafoe (The Lighthouse) and Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch). In addition, Oscar-nominated actor Ethan Hawke, Ralph Ineson, Murray McArthur, and Ian Gerard Whyte have also joined the cast.
Focus Features will be handling the film’s U.S. theatrical release while Universal Pictures will be distributing the film internationally. Lars Knudsen and Mark Huffam are serving as producers.
Eggers first gained recognition through his 2015 feature directorial debut The Witch which is a horror period film that immediately received critical and commercial success. This was then followed by 2019’s psychological thriller The Lighthouse which was shot on 35mm black-and-white stock using equipment from the 1920s and ’40s. Starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe, the film opened in theaters on October 18 to rave reviews from critics and was a modest commercial success, grossing over $18 million on a $4 million budget, and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Cinematography.
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