If you ever get tired of hearing the name Derek Kolstad, it’s probably because you have no idea what’s coming first with all the projects he’s become attached to since earning acclaim as writer behind the John Wick franchise.
Movie goers overseas will have something to look forward to this October when co-writer and director Claudio Fäh unveils his latest film contribution to German audiences with the new foreign-language period action thriller, Northmen: A Viking Saga. UK actor Tom Hopper, Aussie actor Ryan Kwanten, Irish actress Charlie Murphy and forthcoming star of the next Transporter trilogy, actor Ed Skrein lead the principal cast.
The film is also going to be shopped at Cannes this month courtesy of The Salt Company, so fans can expect further distribution in the weeks ahead.
A gang of Viking marauders under the command of their young leader, Asbjörn, bear down on the coast of Britain, intent on pillaging Lindisfarne of its gold. But, caught in a vicious storm, their longboat is dashed to pieces on the rocks off Scotland. Trapped deep within enemy territory, the shipwrecked men’s only chance of survival is to reach the safety of the Viking stronghold Danelag.
With only the enigmatic Conall, a monk who preaches with his sword to help them, they cut a bloody swath through anyone who gets in their way. But the journey becomes a race for their lives when the King of Scotland sends his most feared mercenaries, the Wolf Pack, after them. Traversing an unfamiliar and hostile land, they are pursued relentlessly. However the hunters become the hunted when the Vikings, eager for battle, set deadly traps and mercilessly decimate their pursuers one by one…