The Northman is being written by Robert Eggers and Icelandic screenwriter Sjón Sigurdsson. The story follows a Viking prince on his mission to avenge the murder of his father. With that premise, we can imagine that the story will include large doses of violence, blood, fight and betrayal.
The Northman is based on a Scandinavian legend that inspired William Shakespeare's Hamlet, and we can certainly see the similarities. In that legend, Amleth, the Viking prince, leaves his home after his community has been brutally attacked, and spends the rest of his life with this sentence in his head: I will avenge you, father. I will save you.mother.
Also in the cast is Claes Bang as the assassin Fjölnir, singer and actress Björk as Seeress, and Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (the Mountain from 'Game of Thrones') as Thorfinnr. Also Kate Dickie as Halldora the Pict and Ralph Ineson in a still unknown role. Both Dickie and Ineson worked with Eggers on 'The Witch'.
The Northman is the new film by Robert Eggers, who took on the task of telling a realistic, brutal and bloody story that celebrates the past and the history of humanity, with a story that could very well be current.
Featuring an enormously talented cast, The Northman (rated 8.3 on IMDb) tells the story of Amleth, the son of a mighty Viking king. Amleth's father was the leader of an important kingdom, but the prince's life changes when the king is assassinated by his own brother, who also stays with his widow and forces the son to flee from him.
Amleth grows up with only one goal, to avenge his father's death, which means he has to kill his uncle and save his mother who was kidnapped. Very Arya Stark-esque, he has a list of things he wants to do, and that gives him a sense of purpose and builds his anger little by little, until he becomes the man he must be in order to defeat the usurper. from his throne.
This Viking story is a mix of action, drama, history and fantasy, and comes from the minds of one of today's most innovative directors (and is available in Mexico from April 14).
The Northman is a project by Robert Eggers, who already surprised us with films like The Witch (which practically marked the beginning of a new wave of more atmospheric and psychological horror and made us afraid of goats) and The Lighthouse, where we saw Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe lose their heads in a lonely lighthouse.
Eggers' cinema is wild and brutal, and this film continues in that vein, but in a more epic and grandiose way, with bloody battle scenes and visuals that reflect the best parts of Norse mythology.
Eggers brought together some of his favorite actors for this film. First of all, he brings back Anya Taylor-Joy, who he already worked with on The Witch, and Willem Dafoe, who starred in The Lighthouse, but things don't stop there.
Big Little Lies' Alexander Skarsgard becomes Amleth, Ethan Hawke and Nicole Kidman are his parents, Bjork is a mysterious witch who has visions of the future, and actor Claes Bang is the villain, who kills his own brother to stay in power.
The Northam has received only positive reviews from critics, has an 8.3 rating on IMDb and a 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, in addition to being given a thumbs up from Alfonso Cuarón.
“Each frame is loaded with all the thematic elements of the entire film. I have to say that it is very complex, it is very complicated what it does. The impression is almost intoxicated. You are there and you are breathing with those actors”, said the director after seeing the film
The film takes inspiration from Scandinavian folklore and a bit from Shakespeare, and looks set to be one of the most anticipated movies of 2022.
Inspired in part by Shakespeare's Hamlet, The Northman is an action epic based on the Old Norse saga of a young Viking prince named Amleth, who embarks on a quest to kill his uncle, rescue his mother and avenge the murder of his father. “The Northman” is an ambitious and technically dazzling tale of power and succession set in an age of mysticism and human sacrifice as the burly avenger of Skarsgard meets treachery with a sharp blade and a colder heart. The legend of Amleth is believed to date back to Icelandic folklore, but there is no concrete evidence that Amleth was a real person.
The cast of The Northman is packed with Hollywood stars, including Alexander Skarsgard, who plays the role of Amleth, who helped create the film with director Robert Eggers.
The Northman actor, known for his role as Eric Northman in True Blood, will star in the new film alongside Anya Taylor-Joy in the role of Olga of Birch Forest, a sorceress who embarks on a romantic relationship with Amleth.
Ethan Hawke plays King Aurvandill, while other notable roles include Bjork as the Vedora, Willem Dafoe as Heimir, Kate Dickie as Halldora.
The film is directed by Robert Eggers, who has become known for being a daring director, best known for the films The Lighthouse and The Witch, on which he collaborated with Taylor-Joy.
“The Northman” boasts an admirable 89% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, calling the film “a bloody epic of revenge and a stunning visual marvel,” stating that “The Northman finds filmmaker Robert Eggers broadening his reach. without sacrificing any of his signature style.”
One of the major releases this month is The Northman, the new film by Robert Eggers, the director of the acclaimed horror films The Witch (2015) and The Lighthouse (2019). This new bet from the American director is a free adaptation based on the Viking legend that inspired Shakespeare's Hamlet.
The Northman has an important cast to carry out its story, there we find Alexander Skargård as Amleth, a Viking prince who seeks revenge for the death of his father, King Horwendil played by Ethan Hawke. Nicole Kidman takes on the role of Queen Gudrún, Amleth's mother; Willem Dafoe as Heimir the Fool and Anya Taylor-Joy as Olga. Completing the cast are Claes Bang (The Square) as Fjölnir, artist Björk as Seeress, and Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (The Mountain from GoT) as Thorfinnr.
Since the first advances of The Northman arrived, such as trailers or posters, it was clear that Eggers took a break from terror to delve into a wild, visceral and obviously epic project. To make the film as accurate as possible, Eggers collaborated with Icelandic writer Sjón.
The Northman will arrive at the end of the month, but the specialized press has already had access to the film, which is why the first critics arrive, converging that this Nordic story is brutal, savage and ambitious.
Erik Davis of Fandango and Rotten Tomatoes commented, “Robert Eggers's The Northman is hauntingly visceral and super riveting. You definitely won't be able to take your eyes off this blood-soaked revenge story. Alexander Skarsgård is a ferocious BEAST at all times. Nicole Kidman has a couple of scenes that blew me away. Bold and diabolical”
ComicBook Brandon Davis wrote, “The Northman is viciously and unrelentingly good. It's quite an amazing achievement. Alexander Skarsgård is crazy about that performance. The man becomes an animal. Robert Eggers delivers violent, gripping, and unforgettable levels of immersion. Really well done.
Collider's Steven Weintraub detailed: “The Northman is incredible. A magical blend of Robert Eggers. Amazing cinema and fantastic performances. I can't wait to see her again.
For her part, Perri Nemiroff of Collider expressed: “The Northman is BRUTAL. Skarsgård is brimming with revenge-driven ferocity from start to finish. I loved the choice to capture so much action (and dialogue-heavy beats) in one shot. Let the exceptional cast shine through and make sure you feel every ounce of this film's passion and aggression.
Gizmodo's Germain Lussier commented: “Robert Eggers has made Gladiator out of him. A satisfying and emotional revenge epic that kept me guessing and engaged with its beautiful language, mythology, and cinematography. Smaller than the trailers make it seem, but still powerful and moving.
Robert Eggers is a bearded man who wrote and directed The VVicht (The Witch) in his film debut, and who in turn catapulted Anya Taylor-Joy to fame, who was later chosen to star in Lady's Gambit.
He also wrote and directed The Lighthouse (El Faro), awarded at the Cannes Film Festival.
With The Northman, his third feature film, he seeks to catapult himself as an auteur film director, since he gives each piece he creates his magic touch. He likes to create dark and contemplative atmospheres with a hint of psychological horror.
As of April 22, 2022, the film can be seen in theaters in the United States, and hopefully it will not take that long to reach Mexico and its states.
Little by little, Robert Eggers became one of the filmmakers most defended by viewers who sought to get out of the superhero movie routine that was installed with the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). In large part, it was the A24 studio that was responsible for giving space to lesser-known filmmakers to have the opportunity to develop more ambitious projects.
This is how names like Ari Aster appeared, hand in hand with jewels like Midsommar and Hereditary, and Alex Garland's new movie, Men, will soon be seen. But when it comes to future releases, one of the imminent ones has Eggers in the spotlight. On April 21, The Northman will hit theaters throughout Latin America, the third film in his filmography, after The Witch and The Lighthouse.
For the first time, Eggers will move away from the more terrifying tone but will not take away the darkness from his story. In The Northman he will meet Anya Taylor-Joy, with whom he worked on her first film in 2015, which was the one that positioned the actress among the names to be taken into account. In addition, the cast will include figures such as Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Ethan Hawke, Björk and Willem Dafoe, another of whom he repeats after having directed it in The Lighthouse.
In the film there will be two characters who already shared the set not long ago, Nicole Kidman and Alexander Skarsgård. The artists who are part of the cast of The Northman were together in the HBO hit, Big Little Lies, where they played a toxic couple made up of Celeste and Perry, where everything was overshadowed by the constant outpouring of violence. In The Northman, Skarsgård will play the lead, Amleth, while Kidman will play Queen Gudrún.
This Monday the release date of The Northman (El Hombre del Norte) was announced, the new film by Robert Eggers that has a cast full of great stars such as Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe, Anya Taylor Joy, among many others.
The production, set in Iceland in the 10th century, will follow a young Viking prince who seeks to avenge the death of his father, King Horvendill, at the hands of another Viking named Fjölnir, with the aim of keeping the kingdom.
After this event, the young man must leave his land, however, as he grows older, he gains strength and gathers an army with which, in addition to murdering his uncle, he seeks to save his mother, Queen Gudrun (Kidman).