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Alexander Skarsgard is ready for revenge in the New Look

by Stewart Cole

Focus Features has released many new photos from Robert Eggers’s The Northman, including a new take on Alexander Skarsgård as Amleth. Released during IGN Fan Festthe photos also follow the first trailer for the movie Viking Revenge by its director The witch and The lighthouse, as well as a previous look at Skarsgård’s Amleth. Egers wrote the film with Icelandic novelist / poet Sjón. Skarsgård plays Viking Prince Amleth, who watches his father (Ethan Hawke) die after being betrayed by his uncle Fjölnir (Claes Bang). Fjölnir takes Amleth (Nicole Kidman)’s mother captive. Hamlet grows up repeating the mantra, “I will avenge you, Father. I will save you, mother. I will kill you, Follnir.” The cast of the film includes Anya Taylor-Joy, Björk and Willem Dafoe.

“[Historical accuracy] “It’s not important at all for filmmaking,” says Eggers IGN of his devotion to the precise reconstruction of the Viking Age. “And you can make a great story of an era without being accurate – you know Coppola’s Dracula is one of the best-designed films in my opinion, but it’s not at all accurate. But this is something I like, for whatever reason. It thrills me .”

(Photo: Alexander Skarsgård as Amleth in The Northman, Focus Features)
(Photo: Ethan Hawke as King Aurvandil in The Northman, Focus Features)

It will be released in April, The North had previously been two weeks late. In its official summary, Focus Features describes The North as “an action-packed epic that follows a young Viking prince in his quest to avenge his father’s murder.”

Eggers has previously explained how The North is different from his previous films. “The scale is so huge and there are so many locations and things I could not do everything or know every scene on my own,” Eggers said. Accelerator in 2020. “That was a challenge with the new movie … There are a lot of locations in the movie, so we were constantly going to scouts to find parts or re-evaluate places we found and set scenes there. Drawing all these worlds, building these villages, we make thousands of costumes and props, we train the horses what they have to do, drawing the plans of the films “.

“There is a lot more storyboarding,” he continued. “I generally only write screenplays for scenes that have visual effects or animals and acrobatics, things where all the parts have to be in the same place to work. But this film rarely has a scene that is not on a boat or does not have a lot of extras. We do storyboarding most of the film, which takes a lot of time. “

(Photo: Claes Bang as Fjolnir in The Northman, Focus Features)
(Photo: Ingvar Sigurdsson as The Sorcerer in The Northman, Focus Features)

The North premieres in theaters on April 22.

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