Awesome Teaser for Norwegian Mockumentary 'Trollhunter'
Another bonus indie trailer to help you start your Monday morning with a smile. This originally comes from Twitch (via io9) and is a rather amusing teaser trailer for an upcoming Norwegian mockumentary. It's called Trollhunter, or Trolljegeren, and is basically about a group of students trying to uncover the government conspiracy of giant trolls living in Norway. As incredibly awesome as that photo is above, that's just a promo shot (high res here), it's not actually in this teaser. As far as I could tell, no actual trolls show up in this, but I love their enthusiasm and the "goofiness" of the whole video is spot on. I can't wait to see more from this!
Watch the teaser trailer for André Ovredal's Trollhunter:
There aren't many details available for this film yet, but apparently it's from the producers of the Norwegian WWII epic Max Manus and is being directed by someone named André Ovredal. As Twitch explains: "The picture is a tongue-in-cheek moc-doc that proposes that the Norwegian government has been hiding the fact that they have a secret population of trolls - real, actual trolls - living on game preserves in the far north of the country, kept safe and secure and out of the public eye to prevent mass panic should people realize that these fairy tale creatures are real." Apparently Trolljegeren hits theaters in Norway this October, but we're not sure when it will be coming to the US. We'll definitely keep you updated on whatever we hear about this!
Reader Feedback - 26 Comments
looks like crap to me
qweqwu on Aug 30, 2010
Looks like it might be fun and if the trolls look as good as they do in the promo pic then I'm deffo goin' to see it!
Paul on Aug 30, 2010
the idea is good
jim on Aug 30, 2010
when that woman yells out "people are dying" in norwegian at the :41 second mark...........she sounds mentally challenged! LOL. looks like a rent, if anything.
beavis on Aug 30, 2010
trailer looks dumb needs more trolls
Rashad on Aug 30, 2010
trey m on Aug 30, 2010
I'm norwegian and I hope this does well. Doesn't look that intresting though.
That Awesome Norwegian Dude on Aug 30, 2010
Ha. At first I thought this was a Shadow of the Colossus movie. Still looks awesome.
Angry Chief on Aug 30, 2010
If it is an Internet Troll, they are doomed.
cicool on Aug 30, 2010
Running around in a forest and cameras practically up the nostrils is so 1999.
Chris on Aug 30, 2010
I wanted to see that header image in the trailer...
jay on Aug 30, 2010
Jay is right. I was expecting to see that image in the trailer somewhere. Kinda disappointed now.
Ariel on Aug 30, 2010
Joseph on Aug 30, 2010
Awesome teaser indeed.
Robbie on Aug 30, 2010
is this related to the trolls movie?or is it a prequel to troll 2?
Spider94 on Aug 30, 2010
Xerxex on Aug 30, 2010
why not just make an actual documentary about finntroll
Janny on Aug 30, 2010
District 9 was clearly a hit there too
gshauger on Aug 30, 2010
What? The Troll in the promo pic is effin' huge. I thought they dwelled under bridges? Like old stone bridges or wooden ones. That one would need the Macinac bridge or something. I bet that you'll watch the whole movie waiting to see that Troll and then they give you a glimpse of it then it's over. Nope the trailer doesn't do it for me.
arjones on Aug 30, 2010
Is the promo pic relevant to the movie? Because the trailer was far less interesting than that image is.
Craig on Aug 30, 2010
I wanted to see the header above there... T_T
Shaz on Aug 31, 2010
The Blair Troll Project? Of course there are trolls living in Norway, but there are more in Iceland, everyone knows that! arjones is right, trolls should fit snugly under old bridges, not tower above the skyline. Anyway, there is another troll movie due out - the Moomins are getting a feature length release soon!
Kevin on Aug 31, 2010
Kevin, Trolls are part of Scandinavian folklore, they're huge creatures much larger than humans. Of course we have elves and dwarfs as well if you fancy something smaller. Iceland was a Norwegian colony, that is to say the island was empty and was settled by Norwegian Vikings. Norway is the larger country... so naturally there are more Trolls here! 🙂 Norway is actually substantially larger than the UK...
Andrew on Sep 30, 2010
I just saw this movie, and i promise you, it will be trolls 😀 Haha it really is funny, and scary. Good humor, and trolls, oh yeas. When i saw the trailer, i think it sucked, but after seeing it. Oh yea
Sondre on Nov 1, 2010
One must have an understanding of Norwegian humor to really appreciate this stuff. it's like Brittish humor ,only colder. Ja vell, Linnea
Linnea on Nov 2, 2010
This film is AMAZING !!! I loved it 🙂 i'll see it again !!
Norwegian girl on Nov 6, 2010
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