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Universal acquires Viking Movie

Published October 8, 2014

Nanna Árnadóttir
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Universal Pictures has acquired Baltasar Kormákur’s Viking movie, Vikingr, reports RÚV.

The film is based on classic stories deriving from the Icelandic Sagas and documents the larger-than-life heroes, adventures and battles of early Nordic settlers as well as daily life in the Viking age. According to Baltasar, Vikingr offers a fresh look at Viking culture that is both intimate and epic.

Baltasar – who is in post production for his mountaineering drama Everest (also from Universal) – wrote the screenplay with Ólafur Egill Egilsson and will direct the movie himself.

Vikingr producers include Kormákur under his RVK Studios banner; Marc Platt Productions’ Marc Platt and Adam Siegel; Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner; and Nathalie Marciano.

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