Watch: Viking Film 'Hammer of the Gods' Intense Red Band Trailer

May 6, 2013
Source: IGN

Hammer of the Gods Trailer

"Dark times call for dark deeds." Magnet Releasing has debuted the trailer for Hammer of the Gods, an intense Viking drama about a son who must take an epic journey across hostile territory to find the "king who will lead us to victory." Newcomer Charlie Bewley plays the young Viking warrior Steinar, and the film is directed by Farren Blackburn, who has also been directing "Doctor Who" episodes this season. There aren't many Gods in this and there's barely a hammer in the trailer, but it does look like a gritty, grounded Viking flick about a son who must come into his own. At least this looks much better than Valhalla Rising.

Here's the first red band trailer for Farren Blackburn's Hammer of the Gods, originally from IGN:

Set in Viking Britain in 871 AD, Hammer of the Gods is a visceral, intense tale set in a world whose only language is violence. A young Viking warrior, Steinar (Charlie Bewley), is sent by his father the king on a quest to find his estranged brother, who was banished from the kingdom many years before. Steinar's epic journey across terrifyingly hostile territory allows him to emerge as the man his father wants him to be.

Hammer of the Gods is directed by Farren Blackburn, from a screenplay written by Matthew Read. Magnet Releasing will release Hammer of the Gods on VOD/iTunes on May 30th and in theaters July 5th this year.

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  • MacGyver
    Sorry, but Valhalla Rising it's great
    • ke-ke-ke-ken
      Agreed. Valhalla Rising is an awesome movie.
    • David Banner
      Aye. Sad to hear Alex still doesn't like it, or get it
  • javier
    debut? saw this trailer several weeks ago...pretty cool, though.
    • This exact trailer - are you sure? It was just posted by IGN exclusively today, it's brand new according to Magnet. However, it may just be a US version of the old UK trailer re-released, but we haven't posted about this film before and wanted to feature this trailer anyway.
      • Alex, do you approve all articles on prior to them getting posted? Just curious because I thought Ethan and Ben just did their own things.
        • I don't approve ALL articles, but I double check most of them. Only Ethan (and I) have ability to publish, he is the managing editor, and we talk all day about the stories we're running. He makes the call some of the time, the rest of the time it's me.
          • David Banner
            That's to much power in the hands of Ethan.....what if you get sick....he'd run amok with rumor articles.....doom! :)
          • Interesting, thanks for the response!
  • earl
    there was a UK trailer for this back in december of '12. - it looks pretty good...hopefully as good as the vikings on tv.
  • armeetapus16
    not seeing enough facial hair on these "vikings"
    • terrible reactor
      They are teenage vikings... they have to earn the beard by surviving atrocious hormonal changes
  • Nielsen700
    This looks bad ass!
  • Dresden
    If they don't have "The Immigrant Song" from Zeppelin in the trailer it's a wasted fuckin' opportunity. Anyone?
  • Zak Coleman
    hmm... sensing the use of hyperviolence to mask a poorly writ story. entirely too much of the plot was revealed in that trailer.
    • Jace
      You can't know that until you watch it. For all we know the film shifts when Time traveling robot monkeys show up and teach everyone about Multi-level Marketing and everyone gets filthy stinking rich.
  • Loser
    Valhalla Rising was a masterpiece this just looks like a Viking splatter movie
  • mistermysteryguest
    Did anyone else see Vikings on the History Channel? That was a good show!
    • Gudrun
      Vikings may have been entertaining but the clothing was completely inaccurate. I wish someone would make a viking-age film or series with clothing based on the actual archaeological record instead of some costume designer's fantasy.
      • grumble
        Also without the disfigured and hideous stereotypical oracle/shaman/priest person with a pancake for a face and without a weirdo psycho genius with over the top acting being a weirdo who can speak to the trees or whatever Floki does.God is he annoying with his quirks ,twisting and fidgeting around. Other than that the show is entertaining.
        • mistermysteryguest
          Floki is one of the most popular characters.
      • Robert
        If you are talking about the History Channel's Vikings, you are out of your mind.
    I want to see this now!
  • Chazzy
    Better than Valhalla Rising? Dafuq?
  • Robert
    This movie completely blows and is a huge waste of money. The story is weak, the acting is horrible, and nothing even remotely looks like what we know about the vikings. NOTHING. The dialog is horrible. Every other sentence has the F word. In every fight scene they grunt like a pig or growl like a dog...ridiculous. The violence for the sake of violence reminds me of a low budget 70s slasher movie. There is no redeeming character, and nothing that pays homage to Norseman culture or folklore.Don't waste your money.




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