‘The Northman’ Red Band Trailer: Alexander Skarsgard Embarks On A Brutal Quest For Vengeance

With only a few days until Focus Features releases Robert Eggers’ awesome, super violent The Northman, a new red band trailer has been released that really brings the blood! Critics, including yours truly, have hailed it as a modern-day masterpiece, and personally I feel it’s the best thing Eggers is done. That’s really saying something when you consider the acclaim heaped on The Witch and The Lighthouse.

Alexander Skarsgard stars as Amleth, a Viking warrior bent on getting revenge for the murder of his father. But this won’t be an easy path for vengeance. His loyalty will be tested in ways he can’t even imagine.

The film also stars Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Anya Taylor-Joy, Bjork, and Claes Bang. Eggers directed and co-wrote the script with Icelandic poet and Lamb co-writer Sjón.

Check out The Northman when it opens in theaters on April 22nd!

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. With an all-star cast that includes Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Björk, and Willem Dafoe.


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