Must Watch: First Trailer for Viking Sci-Fi Film Outlander
Just over a month ago I distinctly remember writing about an indie action film called Outlander about a humanoid alien who "fuses" with the Vikings to fight an alien creature that crash lands on Earth. At the time it sounded pretty awesome and the photos did capture my interest, but none of that could have prepared me for this intense trailer for Outlander. This looks a lot better than I was expecting and watching it leaves me pumped up for some action. It looks like a combination of Pitch Black, Pathfinder, and The 13th Warrior, with James Caviezel leading the way. I don't know if this is ever going to show up in theaters, but I'll be anxiously awaiting it if it does. Vikings and aliens - what more could you ask for?
Watch the first trailer for Outlander:
During the reign of the Vikings, Kainan (James Caviezel), a man from a far-off world, crash lands on Earth, bringing with him an alien predator known as the Moorwen. Though both man and monster are seeking revenge for violence committed against them, Kainan leads the alliance to kill the Moorwen by fusing his advanced technology with the Viking's Iron Age weaponry.
Outlander is directed and co-written by up-and-coming filmmaker Howard McCain, of The Unspeakable previously. Dirk Blackman also helped write the script with McCain. There's a website for the film that can be found right here, which includes a plethora of photos as well as all the information you could ever need. The Weinstein Company has the distributions rights to Outlander, but hasn't set a release date yet, although we can expect it by the end of 2008.