After “The Witch” and “The Lighthouse”, Robert Eggers is about to strike even harder with “The Northman”, whose trailer promises an insane spectacle.
In 2022, the Vikings will land in force! February 25 on Netflix first, with Valhalla, spin-off of the series devoted to Ragnar and Lagertha. Then on May 18 at the cinema, thanks to Robert Eggers and The Northman.
After The Witch and The Lighthouse, the American director abandons the horror that had allowed him to become known. But his taste for striking images is intact, if we can trust the impressive trailer that has been unveiled. As an early Christmas present for epic and brutal movie lovers.
With a cast that brings together regulars from his world (Willem Dafoe, Anya Taylor-Joy, Kate Dickie) as well as newbies (Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgard, Ethan Hawke and even Björk), the filmmaker composes a story of revenge in 10th century Iceland. And the result promises to be as barbaric as it is sublime.
As the end of the year is fast approaching, The Northman should gain some places in the public’s greatest expectations for 2022. And why not take a detour to the Croisette, on the occasion of the 75th Cannes Film Festival, which will be held from May 17 to 28? Robert Eggers has already distinguished himself there with The Lighthouse, presented at the Directors’ Fortnight in 2019. Will he be entitled to the official selection (in the Midnight Screening?), Or even the Competition next year?