The Northman is one of the most highly anticipated movies of this year. After his two successful directorial ventures (The Witch and The Lighthouse), writer-director Robert Eggers returns with an action-packed, revenge thriller epic based on the legend of Amleth.
In an interview with IGN, Eggers, who moved on from A24 to Focus Features, claimed that The Northman is his most mainstream movie yet. From the plot to the release date and cast, Here’s everything you need to know about the visionary director’s ambitious project.
From visionary director Robert Eggers comes The Northman, an action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father’s murder.
Prince Amleth is on the verge of becoming a man when his father is brutally murdered by his uncle, who kidnaps the boy’s mother. Two decades later, Amleth is now a Viking who raids Slavic villages. He soon meets a seeress who reminds him of his vow — save his mother, kill his uncle, avenge his father.
Release date: 22 April 2022 (USA)
Budget: 9 crores USD
Production companies: Regency Enterprises, Perfect World Pictures, New Regency Productions, Square Peg
Producers: Robert Eggers, Alexander Skarsgård, Lars Knudsen, Arnon Milchan, Mark Huffam
Music director: Vessel, Robin Carolan
The Viking diaspora takes place in 14th century Iceland. It is told from the perspective of young Amleth who witnesses his father (King Aurandvil) being brutally murdered by his uncle (Fjölnir). The Viking prince escapes his homeland and vows to seek revenge and justice for his deceased father.