added: Mon, Dec 3rd '12
It's interesting that Farren Blackburn's gritty Viking flick "Hammer Of The Gods" has the same title of a famous book about Led Zeppelin. Because it looks like a heavy-metal rock version of "Game of Thrones." Not that we're complaining or anything. Frankly, a movie that starts with a dying Viking king (Game of Thrones' James Cosmo) commanding his loyal son to bring back his banished brother to lead their people in an imminent fight against an army of nasty-looking invaders, has us thumping our chest like tribal-tattooed warriors. You, too, can feel like a sword-swinging fighter by watching the movie's action-packed trailer, posted above.
"Hammer Of The Gods," starring Charlie Bewley, Michael Jibson, Clive Standen and Ivan Kaye, is coming to the UK sometime next spring. It also was recently picked up by Magnet Releasing, but so far, no official US release date has been set.
Set in Viking Britain in 871 AD, Hammer of the Gods is a visceral, intense tale set in a world whose only language is violence. A young Viking warrior, Steinar (Charlie Bewley), is sent by his father the king on a quest to find his estranged brother, who was banished from the kingdom many years before. Steinar’s epic journey across terrifyingly hostile territory gradually sees him emerge as the man his father wants him to be – the ruthless and unforgiving successor to his throne.
directed by Farren Blackburn
starring Charlie Bewley, Michael Jibson, Clive Standen, Ivan Kaye, James Cosmo
release date 2013