Robert Eggers has already made two strong horror films with evocative atmospheres and strong performances. But he's ready to level up with The Northman, which reportedly cost six times as much as The Witch and The Lighthouse combined. If you've already seen the excellent first trailer, which delves into the plot and mythology, you know what to expect. In contrast, this trailer is all primal energy and arresting images, with bloody bodies, burning building and bated breath.
Alexander Skarsgard stars as Amleth, a Viking warrior who mounts a revenge campaign against his uncle Fjolnir (Claes Bang), who murdered the king (Ethan Hawke) and stole the throne. The incredible supporting cast includes Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe and Anya Taylor-Joy. Filmed on location in Ireland, it already looks like a contender for a lot of technical awards next year.
The Northman opens April 22.