With Ralph Ineson reuniting with The With director Robert Eggers for the filmmaker’s upcoming Viking epic The Northman, the actor has recently discussed the upcoming film.
In an interview with NME, Ineson discussed Eggers’ upcoming Viking revenge tale and had nothing but praise for both The Northman and his co-star Alexander Skarsgård.
“It’s an enormous movie. I saw a four-minute montage of some of the stuff they’d already shot and I was really blown away. The marriage of Rob Eggers’ imagination and Viking folklore… Jesus, man.”
Ineson added: “Alexander Skarsgård looks like an absolute beast. [There’s] a scene where he beats this guy in a battle; bends down and rips his throat out with his teeth, screams to the gods and he’s got his shirt off – and you think: ‘My god that’s not a bodybuilder doing a scene, that’s like a proper serious actor!’ He’s made himself look like some kind of monster for the part, the dedication’s incredible. I think it will be a bit of a masterpiece, to be honest. If I was to put bets on any film being an absolute banger, it would be that one.”
The Northman sees Ineson starring alongside Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgård, Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke, Björk, and Anya Taylor-Joy. Skarsgård plays a Nordic prince who set outs on a mission of revenge after his father is murdered. The film is currently without a release date.