Back in May of 2005 it was rumored that Karl Urban may be up for the lead role the sci-fi actioner Outlander, but then in September of this year we learnerd Jim Caviezel had earned the top spot and now word comes out of The Weinstein Company that the cast is set and the film got underway October 16 and will continue through January 5, 2007.
Outlander begins when a space craft crashes into the majestic fjords of ancient Norway and into the time of the Vikings. From the wreckage emerge two bitter enemies: a soldier from another world â€“ Kainan â€“ and a bloodthirsty creature known as the Moorwen. Man and monster both seeking revenge for violence committed against them. As the Moorwen ravages the Viking world, killing everything in its path, Kainan forms an unlikely alliance with the primitive but fierce warriors. Combining his advanced technology with ancient Iron Age weapons, the hero leads a desperate attempt to kill the monster – before it destroys them all.
The Moorwen has been designed by famed monster/creature creator Patrick Tatopoulos (Silent Hill, I Robot, Godzilla, Independence Day). In addition, the film’s conceptual art and design was done by the team of conceptual artists (Iain McCaig and Ninth Ray) behind the Star Wars Trilogy.