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Marina Antunes [Celluloid 03.29.13] Norway adventure

**UPDATED with trailer featuring English subtitles**

Norse mythology is finally getting some love. Obviously there's Thor and his band of Marvel friends and enemies, the recent introduction of History Channel's great "Vikings" in which the gods are often referred to and soon we'll have a Nordic tale for kids.

From the producers of Cold Prey and Escape (trailer comes The Gate of Ragnarok, an adventure tale that sounds a little like a Norwegian version of The Goonies...

At the outset of the film, we are transferred back to the year 833 A.D., where we meet a group of Vikings in the process of leaving their village. They are leaving their livestock tethered by a tiny lake. More than a thousand years later, an archaeologist discovers that the Oseberg Viking ship hides a secret no one has ever been aware of. With his two children, he sets out on an adventure to find the truth. Their journey takes them back to the excavation of the Oseberg ship in 1904. Old runic inscriptions take on a new meaning. They are venturing into the Pasvikdalen valley, and further into the «no man's land» between Norway and Russia, where no human being has travelled in our present age. The journey soon proves to be far more dramatic than they had planned, as the secret they are revealing is more frightening than anyone had imagined. And the setting of it all is one of the most myth-ridden legends in our history...

The first trailer doesn't reveal much of the mystery of what exactly the archeologist and his kids uncover though there's definitely a feeling that they've unleashed something into the universe. Sadly, the trailer doesn't have English subtitles but it certainly feels epic in scale – the music does it.

The Gate of Ragnarok is scheduled for an August release.

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