Robert Eggers’ Viking epic The Northman is going to be incredible. Eggers, who previously directed the films such as The Witch and The Lighthouse, recently talked about his new epic movie, saying:
“It was intimidating and daunting. I was utterly terrified, but it’s a major privilege to be able to do something like this. It’s been exciting. The studio let me use all my head of departments from my last two films, and I was able to work with the top Viking historians in the world, which was incredible.”
The Northman stars Alexander Skarsgärd as vengeance-seeking Viking prince Amleth. The film is set at the turn of the 10th century in Iceland, and the story explores how far a Viking prince will go to get payback for his murdered father. When talking about Skarsgärd, the director said how the actor extremely transformed his body for the role:
“The amount of discipline that Alex put into this role is crazy. He transformed his body more wildly than he did in Tarzan.”
You can definitely see all the hard work he has done for the movie and in the trailer and the photos that have been released you can see just that. It’s insane to see what some actors are willing to do to their bodies for the movie roles that they take on.
Check out the trailer below:
Source: Total Film