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

January 17, 2009
Source: IGN

Outlander Trailer

Although we've seen a few trailers for Outlander previously, none of them have looked this good until now. IGN has debuted the latest trailer for Outlander to promote its last-minute January 23rd release. I haven't exactly heard great things about it, but watching this trailer makes me question why it doesn't have more buzz. This looks pretty awesome, even being set in the time of the Vikings. James Caviezel looks like a badass, as always, and both Ron Perlman and John Hurt also look pretty intense. If its playing near you (meaning probably only in New York or Los Angeles) in a few weeks, I'd suggest trying to catch it.

Watch the newest 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 Howard McCain, of only The Unspeakable previously. Dirk Blackman also helped write the script with McCain. The film first premiered at the Cannes Film Market back in 2008, where it was picked up by The Weinstein Company, who has a track record of burying good indie gems like this. Outlander will finally hit very limited theaters on January 23rd this year.

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Reader Feedback - 55 Comments


i loved this when i saw the first trailer now i love it even more. there's just somethin about spaceships and vikings that i cannot shake haha

Josh on Jan 17, 2009


absolutely amazingly craptastic.... looks like Highlander mixed with Reign of Fire

Dusty on Jan 17, 2009


For being norwegan vikings, those dudes sure could speak english.

Drama on Jan 17, 2009


"For being norwegan vikings, those dudes sure could speak english." You realise it's not meant to be a documentary, don't you? I think this looks like great fun, can't wait to see it.

Vole on Jan 17, 2009


Doesn't matter if its not a documentary or not. The potrayal of all Europeans as "British" in cinema is nothing short of supremecist BS. Espeacialy when it comes to Germanic groups (Which the British are barely even, they came from Basque Spain).

Jessicaluvy on Dec 24, 2011


Looks like something out of Heavy Metal magazine. I would see it on DVD, though.

Roy on Jan 17, 2009


ok, this looks much better than the first trailer.

Matt Suhu on Jan 17, 2009


I am down with this.

D-9 on Jan 17, 2009


this movie is old , it came out last october , and it wasn't that good .

twice on Jan 17, 2009


#8 It came out in October... in lithuania. About this trailer... It's exactly the same as the first one, except IGN has it in 720p... (ok, not exactly the same. There's a third rail logo at the start.)

AD on Jan 17, 2009


Funny how he still looks like Jesus Christ no matter what he does. I'd be more into it if it was called: "JESUS & the VIKINGS Vs. DRAGONS FROM SPACE ! ! !" Or simply "The JESUS FROM OUTER SPACE"

Frightened Childe on Jan 17, 2009


I would definitely be more into this if it were a Sci-Fi channel original movie or something. It seems like what the Sci-Fi network should be dumping their money into, instead of KILLER SNAKE 5 and RADIATION ROACHES 3 and GIANT ANTS KILL PEOPLE PART 6.

Nicholas on Jan 17, 2009


Saw it last summer at the Fantasy Filmfest. Okayish no-brainer, definetly better than genre-alikes Reign of Fire or Beowolf.

Matze on Jan 17, 2009


Looks awful but awesome, plus John Hurt is one of my favorite actors

Florian on Jan 17, 2009


The previous jesus comment made me remember jesus christ vampire hunter. Which was a horrendous movie. But one i still enjoyed. 🙂

"Red" - "Button" - "s" on Jan 17, 2009


13th warrior much? I like the creature design

Jaf on Jan 17, 2009


it looks pretty awesome

smacky on Jan 17, 2009


looks like a good action movie.

dan on Jan 17, 2009


yeah seriously looks like just a really good actioner.

Cody on Jan 17, 2009


Sci Fi could use a sweet new franchise. Yes, please.

dRailer on Jan 17, 2009


Believe me, I've seen this movie about a year ago and it ain't good. Ignore it, really...

Vitor on Jan 17, 2009


looks like a pretty high budget indie film 😉

Nicolas on Jan 17, 2009


Looks like crap. Sci-fi viking movies are just stupid. Must Watch? erhm ok.

max on Jan 17, 2009


I dig Jim Cavziel!! I'm definitely there!!!

Bry from Chi on Jan 17, 2009


Amazing stuff! Can not wait! Check out my blog for review of Defiance!

max on Jan 17, 2009


I love how Alex loves such trash films. Every day he promotes crap like this, I enjoy this site less and less.

I have dreadlocks on Jan 17, 2009


The "Dragon" reminds me of the monster in the film, THE RELIC.

kathy on Jan 17, 2009


Ugh I swore Pathfinder was my last viking movie ever... but I love Jim Caviezel & scifi!~ what to do?..Ah well. it's a new year...

cyn on Jan 17, 2009


@25 yes this site does promote some trash, but this is NOT trash

Scott McHenry on Jan 17, 2009


12, Matze, says: "Saw it last summer at the Fantasy Filmfest. Okayish no-brainer, definetly better than genre-alikes Reign of Fire or Beowolf." Besides the grammar mistakes (no biggie, who cares anyway?): there were number of movies about Beowulf, which one do you mean? Because if it's the animated one by Robert Zemeckis, you are dead wrong. It was a frickin masterpiece of tragedy about human complexity, reminded me the best of Greek tragedies and Shakespeare works. You clearly didn't get it right. No offense, but I just needed to defend it, in case this is the movie that you so easily branded as part of "no brainer genre".

Dimagic on Jan 17, 2009


#29 I like Beowulf, too, though I don't think I'd describe it as a masterpiece. But it was a quite touching tragedy that deserved better press. Most people just seemed to be looking for a fun action movie or were too upset about the changes from the original epic to appreciate it. Good Film.

scm1000 on Jan 17, 2009


everything looks awsome cept for the cgi monster that looks horrid

Padme on Jan 17, 2009


Aliens vs. Vikings. Cool. What's next? Romans? Neanderthals? Soccer Moms? Looks like fun. Just leave your brain at home and go enjoy the flick.

eman on Jan 17, 2009


"middle of the viking war" yeah right. Looks like 13th Warrior but with CGI. In other words crap for a hangover movie day.

shige on Jan 17, 2009


I think that the so=called powers that be, that give the critiques on movies should go back to school and learn how to critique properly. If they don't like a venue, then they need to change professions. 'It's not what you like, it's what you feel will appeal to the public.' This was a great trailer and aside from the fact that it's CGI, which I love, it's art people, art of today!, the movie looks awesome and Caviezel is great as he mostly is. I am looking forward to this movie alot and I am 65years old!!!!! And a woman!!! HAH!

Joanie on Jan 17, 2009


looks great, got to love cavisel or however you spell his name.

tyler w on Jan 17, 2009


You know why it doesn't have more buzz? Because not everyone takes trailers as serious representations of what a film could or couldn't be. Rather, they see them as small clips with no context put together with a cool soundtrack to create the illusion of greatness. The trailer for Transformers was better than the movie, and I assume this will be too. READ BETWEEN THE LINES, THAT'S WHERE THE TRUTH LIES!!!! FANBOYS STOP RUINING MOVIES!!!

Dead Disco on Jan 17, 2009


A tribe of lvl 12 Barbarians and a lvl 14 Outsider can't beat a lvl 18 Red Dragon *nerd glasses* ... unless the Outsider keeps his +2 Blaster Rifle

LW on Jan 17, 2009



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TX9000 on Jan 17, 2009


I can no longer watch the trailers on this site, which means that there is pretty much no more reason for me to come here. Some advice: lose at least a couple of the flash apps / ads on this site. I can't stand setting the quality for every damn flash app on every page manually. Some of us aren't running quad core systems, you know. I can watch 1080p video on yahoo and via apple without a hiccup, but i get 5 fps here.

Squiggly on Jan 17, 2009


this actually looks good, but it seems it belongs to the sci-fi channel

darrin on Jan 17, 2009


Wow you guys suck! This looks pretty damn good! Pretty advanced for an indie film too!

Dorochey on Jan 18, 2009


i like the whole time of the vikings, but there is some modern technology due to an alien but he is kinda a human... it looks interesting...

KyB on Jan 18, 2009


For the idiots that posted #15 and 33... How the hell does this look like The 13th Warrior? Just because there are northman viking like people? Thats like saying Amistad and Boyz in the Hood were the same, because there were black people trying to be free in both.

richard on Jan 18, 2009


Why do they have british accents?

sumonesumtime on Jan 18, 2009


And.. and... all those vikings have +2 Longswords... *nod*

LW on Jan 18, 2009


It's seems like the extreme Sci-Fi is the one genre that has been left out in the cold in this age of CGI. Maybe it has something to do with cost and having so so many special effects. But even movie that can afford reasonable stars have trouble making the effects as good has the more commercially successful sci-fi's like matrix or Michael Bay flicks.

dustyman on Jan 18, 2009


#44 - This is like Thirteenth Warrior because both it and Outlander are inspired/based on Beowulf. #45 - The have british/european accents to differentiate them from the Outlander.... Jim Caviezel's character actually speaks an alien language at the start of the movie but uses his computer to teach him Norse. So he speaks norse (english) with an american accent while the Vikings have european accents. #43 - He is Human. In the movie's backstory, earth was a seed colony of Kainan's people but was abandoned eons before... So Earth Humans are decended from the same race as Kainan's people.

AD on Jan 18, 2009


#29: "Besides the grammar mistakes (no biggie, who cares anyway?): there were number of movies about Beowulf, which one do you mean? Because if it's the animated one by Robert Zemeckis, you are dead wrong. It was a frickin masterpiece of tragedy about human complexity, reminded me the best of Greek tragedies and Shakespeare works. You clearly didn't get it right." English isn't my first language 😉 And I was referring to the Zemeckis movie. I probably went to see it with the wrong attitude...

Matze on Jan 19, 2009


DVD material but none the less it will look good in Blu-Ray

Atomic Popcorn on Jan 19, 2009


"This looks pretty awesome, even being set in the time of the Vikings." Alex does this sentence imply that movies set during the time of vikings are, by the basis of their time period, not awesome? Is there something wrong with movies set in this time period? Please elaborate. It's lazy writing.

Nick on Jan 19, 2009


This is such a boring concept! How many times have genre splicing like these come and gone over the years! Some have good stories, some don't. This one does not! I can guarantee this is going to bomb. Caviezel? - who cares, he doesn't have any substance on screen whatsoever. Very forgettable. I don't even care if he did land the part of J.C.

Conrad on Jan 19, 2009


This looks dumb as shit. But 'Death Race' looked dumb as shit, too, and it was wildly entertaining. So who knows, aliens and vikings? yeah ok, it's not going to raise your IQ any. But for just stupid fun entertainment? I'm sold.

Nerbomber on Jan 29, 2009


i like to do massive poos and rub them on my nans tits

geraldine on Feb 15, 2009

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