Must Watch: First Trailer for Viking Sci-Fi Film Outlander

July 11, 2008
Source: Official Website

Outlander Trailer

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:

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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.

Outlander Poster

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  • Collin
    That looks like absolute shit. Rental, maybe, with a free Redbox code...Terrible dialogue, weak story, I'll pass on this one.
  • Collin
    Oh yeah, and in the trailer it says "Lord of the Ring" instead of "Rings". Blasphemy.
  • Josh
    wow that looks awesome
  • Lorelei
    Feels like I've waited ages for the trailer to be released!! Looks awesome!! I hope the movie comes to theaters but either way I can't wait to see it. :-)
  • sean
    it looks like the game too human...
  • IDK, it looks like a mess.
  • Trent
    Looks pretty cool. Just hope it's better than PATHFINDER. That movie blews balls.
  • I first read about this movie on this site and I was excited at the time. But my imagination made a much better movie than this trailer is showing. The good alien (looks more like a time traveler to me...) should not have looked human. I was picturing something like a mix between Abe Sapian from Hellboy and the Silver Surfer (without the ability to pass through things and a surfboard, of course). And the monster looks nothing like I imagined. In my mind I pictured this really awesome thing that looks like a giant upright squid almost, but is a land walker (slithers along the ground and shoves trees out of the way with its body mass) and uses its tentacles to grab Vikings and toss or eat them -- not some sort of mix between a Graboid from Tremors and Pinky from Doom. My imagination and the over-used trailer music ruined this movie's chances of getting my theater money. I'll still end up buying the DVD when it comes out though like I did with Pathfinder. Vikings on DVD are too hard to pass up!
  • Garrett.king
    bet it'll be better than In The Name of the King (or anything Uwe Boll's done for that matter) my personal thought (though I am waiting on the official trailer) is that it looks like some really cheesy fun times! something that hearkens back to the days when a cheesy film could be made and it would go down in history as a B-Movie classic. Does anyone know if this is mostly pre-composite of a trailer? it looks great, but it looks like it could be better.
  • Matt Suhu
    The sword looks like it was taken out of Arnold's hands from Conan. ^Yeah, I imagined the monster to be something like the Predator, but apparently I was wrong. ^And he does look like a time traveler. Some of the alien technology visuals look a bit cool, but overall...I'm sorry, but this looks like crap. Comon Alex, are you really anxiously waiting for this? "Vikings, aliens, and battles - what more could you ask for?" what about a better story and monster? Perhaps you're a bit biased because you, unlike us common folk, won't have to pay a cent for this because you'll be watching a screener of it. But we on the other hand have to be a bit more mindful in how we give away our money to movie studios and such. You're cool man, and I'm thankful for the posting...but please show a bit more discretion.
  • Curits
    I on the other hand think this looks awesome, the monster looks similar to a dragon which fits in well and looks like a hell of a lot of fun. Its only nine bucks don't be so god damn cheap and if you dont like the way the movie looks no one is forcing you to go see it, people have different opinions just because you dont think much of it doesn't mean other wont enjoy it. If this hits the theaters im going for sure.
  • Darrin
    fuck year. this looks good. dragons and space ships in the old ages. why not.
  • Asinine
    I'm having Reign of Fire flashbacks.
  • Don
    Dosnt look to bad reminds me of the 13th warrior and that was good so i guess we wait and see.
  • Heckle
    I dont know if i can get into this story....Vikings and Aliens? Not exactly chocolate and peanut butter is it.
  • original-6ix
    i liked the trailer, looks interesting to me.
  • Paul Gibbs
    Not sure what to think but it has the son of God in it how bad can it be?
  • People, believe me, I allready saw it. Let this movie pass you by and spend your money on a ticket for a different movie. My review of it can be read here:
  • Any gamers on board? Some of this looks like a Warcraft III trailer from 1999. Almost looks like the story developed from it. Just thought I'd mention it. Link to the trailer:
  • dave
    does this have anything to do with children of the corn?
  • insanartist
    Reign of Fire copy..............
  • PimpSlapStick
    Ok that was badassery at it's finest, Jesus to save the day One ticket please
  • Cmurder
    This looks fucking awesome...i'll leave my brain at home and enjoy!
  • Rob
    Predator + vikings + space age weaponry = BAD ASS Leave the brain at home and enjoy
  • Tirrell
    The trailer does say "Lord of the Ring" instead of "Rings". I agree with #2 Collin it is Blasphemy. I'd rent it...after I ran out of other action movies to rent.
  • I'll leave the judgement till after Ive watched it. Trailers tend to either give very little away like The day the like earth stood still or show every action sequence in the movie like journey to the center of the earth, the latter type tend to be the crappy movies. The idea seems ok, implementation is everything. Being a Sci Fi fan it will be dificult to ignore. When will some director get the brilliant idea of turning a Neil Gaimen graphic novel into a movie. Season of Mist would be awsome implemented on the scale of Lord of the Rings. oh yesssss
  • fucking CRAZZZZZYYY! its like 3 movie plots crashing at an intersection.
  • mikey
    ah sure its only a bit of craic really isnt it??
  • steven
    Looks like another low budget movie. The cast is Zero in quality. I wonder why they didn't get Vin diesel or mark wahlberg or matt damon or anyone who has at least a little bit of muscle left on their body to flex in a viking movie. The hero looks like been picked out of the Nevada dessert after wandering because of no chance given to act in a movie lately + looks too skinny after long time left out in the hot dessert without any food. It's the year 2008 ....and the graphics look like in the early 90's. And why the heck does the outlander carrying a ferocious beast along with him in his ship. Wat?? pet dog gone berserk from being possessed by demons from the Exorcist movies. OOooo wait ... now i get it... its a low budget movie.. tat's why they didn't pick Vin diesel or Mark wahlberg as the hero.. cause they can't afford it. So they took this crap actor and spoil the whole movie..... Good work hollywood. Keep it up. If these continues there won't be any good movie to watch and i can save alot of money from not goin to theater...
  • raider98
    this looks crazy i'm going to go and see this
  • Twixy
    This movie has some of the best newer faces in flicks and on the screen these days, plus the trailer looks awesome. A lot of sleeper talent both in acting and in design could blossom here. Jack Huston is like the new Johnny Depp. If you've missed that Sophia Myles is in this you're probably dead from the neck up (and down). John Hurt is an amazing actor. Oh...did I forget Jim Caveziel? The costumes by Debra Hanson who did "Beowulf & Grendel" with Gerard Butler (which didn't get much of any exposure), used the help of a great craftsmen The Schmitthenner Armory and also used a lot of the materials leftover from B&G for this film. I think overall it looks worthwhile if it doesn't get passed over in merchandising.
  • Lazarus
    After an Arab poet linguist with vikings, a viking with native Americans...hunted by Chaos Warriors from Warhammer fantasy...euh I mean Vikings, a spiderman Dane fighting Crispin Glover...we get a spaceman from the future...hunting an alien beast ''Dragon'' guess it...Vikings!!!! Oh Hollywood...are the bad 80's movie ideas back... Oh...and a spaceman from the future with a ray gun that he looses (of course), will fight old school with sword action...and can speak in perfect concert with the say Vikings...who can guessed it...perfect Websters dictionary ENGLISH...Oh Hollywood...I have missed your bad movie ideas since the mid 80's....and early 90's for that matter...
  • Fisherr
    James Caviezel is portraying the right role. I don't know why am i excited about that movie.
  • melissa
    I am a big fan of the Outlander series.I was excited to hear it might be a movie.Watched the clip and it looks nothing like the book.I know movies are different then the books but this looks terrible. The way Diana wrote it was perfect and now it looks ruined.Don't even think I will go see it.It was romantic and excited and now someone made Jamie an alien.Or who ever that was,an alien? That ruined it.Just totally ruined it.I will tell you all the people that really love the outlander series,is not going to like it.Books are always better than the movie,you would think one director would try to get it right for once.




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