Back in October, Arrow In The Head passed along word that THE WITCH and THE LIGHTHOUSE director Robert Eggers’ new nightmare The Northman has has a killer cast including Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgard, Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Skarsgard, and Willem Dafoe.

Written by Eggers with Icelandic poet and novelist, Sjon, THE NORTHMAN is described as a Viking revenge saga set in Iceland at the turn of the 10th century. This film is being produced by HEREDITARY and MIDSOMMAR producer Lars Knudsen who was also behind Eggers’ THE WITCH.

And today Arrow In The Head heard from Eggers’ Oscar-nominated cinematographer Jarin Blaschke that the new film will be dark and unusually violent.

Blaschke says:

“It’s a bigger movie than the others. I can say it’s a Viking revenge movie and we are shooting in Europe. It’s dark and unusually violent.

The synopsis which reads:

From Robert Eggers, the visionary filmmaker behind modern horror masterpiece The Witch, comes this hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

Robert Eggers directs the fantasy-horror flick from a screenplay he co-wrote along with Max Eggers. Youree Henley, Lourenço Sant’ Anna, Rodrigo Teixeira, and Jay Van Hoy produced. Jarin Blaschke is the movie’s cinematographer and Louise Ford edited the flick. RT Features, New Regency, and Parts & Labor are the production companies. The film was shot on 35mm black-and-white stock using equipment from the 1920s and ’40s.

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