Must Watch: First Trailer for Viking Sci-Fi Film Outlander
by Alex Billington
July 11, 2008
Source: Official Website
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.
That looks like absolute shit. Rental, maybe, with a free Redbox code...Terrible dialogue, weak story, I'll pass on this one.
Collin on Jul 11, 2008
Oh yeah, and in the trailer it says "Lord of the Ring" instead of "Rings". Blasphemy.
Collin on Jul 11, 2008
wow well...wow that looks awesome
Josh on Jul 11, 2008
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. 🙂
Lorelei on Jul 11, 2008
it looks like the game too human...
sean on Jul 11, 2008
IDK, it looks like a mess.
Ryan on Jul 11, 2008
Looks pretty cool. Just hope it's better than PATHFINDER. That movie blews balls.
Trent on Jul 11, 2008
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!
Viper on Jul 11, 2008
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.
Garrett.king on Jul 11, 2008
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 more...how 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.
Matt Suhu on Jul 11, 2008
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.
Curits on Jul 11, 2008
fuck year. this looks good. dragons and space ships in the old ages. why not.
Darrin on Jul 11, 2008
I'm having Reign of Fire flashbacks.
Asinine on Jul 11, 2008
Dosnt look to bad reminds me of the 13th warrior and that was good so i guess we wait and see.
Don on Jul 12, 2008
I dont know if i can get into this story....Vikings and Aliens? Not exactly chocolate and peanut butter is it.
Heckle on Jul 12, 2008
i liked the trailer, looks interesting to me.
original-6ix on Jul 12, 2008
Not sure what to think but it has the son of God in it how bad can it be?
Paul Gibbs on Jul 12, 2008
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: http://blogger.xs4all.nl/vads/
Vitor on Jul 12, 2008
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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOdTeT1xUQQ
dRailer on Jul 12, 2008
does this have anything to do with children of the corn?
dave on Jul 12, 2008
Reign of Fire copy..............
insanartist on Jul 12, 2008
Ok that was badassery at it's finest, Jesus to save the day One ticket please
PimpSlapStick on Jul 12, 2008
This looks fucking awesome...i'll leave my brain at home and enjoy!
Cmurder on Jul 12, 2008
Predator + vikings + space age weaponry = BAD ASS Leave the brain at home and enjoy
Rob on Jul 12, 2008
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.
Tirrell on Jul 12, 2008
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
Michael on Jul 13, 2008
fucking CRAZZZZZYYY! its like 3 movie plots crashing at an intersection.
Nick Sears on Jul 13, 2008
ah sure its only a bit of craic really isnt it??
mikey on Jul 14, 2008
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...
steven on Jul 17, 2008
this looks crazy i'm going to go and see this
raider98 on Jul 22, 2008
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.
Twixy on Jul 24, 2008
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''...with...you 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 speak...you 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...
Lazarus on Jan 11, 2009
James Caviezel is portraying the right role. I don't know why am i excited about that movie.
Fisherr on Jan 14, 2009
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.
melissa on Mar 16, 2009
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