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.