Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Sci-Fi Viking Flick Outlander Gets a Slick Poster

Sci-Fi Viking Flick Outlander Gets Its Poster

So get this - two aliens crash on Earth during the time of the Vikings. One is a human-like creature with good intentions who helps the Vikings. The other is a nasty alien creature who wants to kill them. That is Outlander. This reminds me of Dragon Wars, in the sense that it is some sort of odd creature flick that no one really knows about but sounds pretty awesome. It also reminds me of Pathfinder, which was the biggest pile of crap I've ever seen. Thankfully early reports from Cannes confirm that this is definitely better than both of those. Courtesy of STYD we've got our first look at the poster for Outlander. I wish we had a trailer, but alas, The Weinstein Company is holding this one hostage.

Other than James Caviezel, who plays the human alien named Kainan, John Hurt, Ron Perlman, Jack Huston, and cutie Sophia Myles all star as Vikings. The film apparently showed up in the film market at Cannes, where a few people happened to catch some screenings of it. Fightfest said it was an "absolute joy to watch," adding that "there's gore aplenty, the thrills are many and the CGI monster is pretty good too." That's all the convincing I need to add this to my list of films to check out!


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.

The Weinstein Company has the domestic distribution rights to Outlander, but currently is keeping it hidden under their bed. In fact, I hadn't even ever heard about it until today. The film is directed and co-written by up-and-coming filmmaker Howard McCain, of The Unspeakable previously. 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. Hopefully these minor mentions here (and on SlashFilm) will kick start the buzz on this creature feature, because I definitely want to kick back and enjoy some sci-fi Viking mayhem

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