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