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True Blood's Ryan Kwanten stars in this Viking tale of blood and honour which hits theatres July 31 and then VOD August 11, 2015. From Valhalla Rising to Hammer of the Goods to this, I think its safe to say we're seeing a rise in quality Viking flicks and I'd say that's a good thing. Certainly I've enjoyed History Channel's scripted show, Vikings, and I look forward to checking this out as well.

Looking at the synopsis, Northmen looks to be a Dirty Dozen style mission/revenge movie.

NORTHMEN –A VIKING SAGA tells the story of a group of Vikings in the ninth century who sets sail for Britain, aiming to plunder the rich monasteries in the northern part of the island. But a storm smashes the ship to pieces on the rocks off the coast of Scotland, the only part of Britain without any Viking settlements.

Soon thereafter, the daughter of the Scottish King falls into their hands and the Vikings see this as an opportunity to demand a large ransom. The King immediately sets his 'wolfpack' — a group of mercenaries well known for their savagery — on the Vikings. The “Northmen” with their hostage now have to force their way through the rough highlands, where they meet the brave and mysterious Christian monk Conall (Ryan Kwanten).

Having the wolfpack close on their heels, a desperate race against time begins. A battle over life and death..."

Northmen: A Viking Saga stars Tom Hopper, Ryan Kwanten, Ken Duken, Charlie Murphy, with Ed Skrein, Anatole Taubman and Johan Hegg. It was written by Matthias Bauer and Bastian Zach and directed by Claudio Fäh.

Watch for Northmen: A Viking Saga in theatres July 31 and then on VOD August 11, 2015.

Recommended release: Hammer of the Gods

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stakhanovoite (5 years ago) Reply

I almost sound a Scots voice in there at some point.

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