The Northman, the latest feature film from The Witch and The Lighthouse director Robert Eggers, has received an official theatrical release date of April 8th, 2022.
The Northman, which is described as “an epic revenge thriller, that explores how far a Viking prince will go to seek justice for his murdered father,” features a cast including Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgård, Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke, Björk, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Ralph Ineson.
While not much is known about Eggers’ Viking revenge thriller, Ineson has previously stated that he has nothing but praise for the film as well as his co-star Alexander Skarsgård.
“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 film is directed by Robert Eggers, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Icelandic poet and novelist Sjón and produced by Lars Knudsen, Mark Huffam and New Regency. Universal Pictures International will release the film internationally on the same date.