Thanks to The Movie Blog , we now have a photo for the upcoming viking film “Valhalla Rising“.
The movie will promote the teory that an expedition of Vikings from Scotland reached North America centuries before Christopher Columbus. Most historicans now accept that Vikings beat Columbus to the New World. Voyages are described in Norse sagas and evidence has been found to prove their presence on the continent. “Valhalla Rising” will though be shot as a fictional movie, in Nicolas Winding Refn’s documentary style.
For years, One-Eye, a mute warrior of supernatural strength, has been held prisoner by the chieftain Barde. Aided by a boy, Are, he kills his captor and together they escape, beginning a journey into the heart of darkness. On their flight from bounty hunters, One-Eye and Are board a Viking vessel for Norway, but the ship is soon engulfed by an endless fog that first disintegrates as they sight an unknown land. As the new land reveals its secrets and the Vikings meet a ghastly fate, One-Eye discovers his true self.
The film is directed by Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn (“Pusher”, “Bleeder”) , and stars Mads Mikkelsen, villain in the latest James Bond movie “Casino Royale”
“Valhalla Rising” is scheduled for release in the UK and Denmark in 2008.