Internationally acclaimed director Roar Uthaug is set to direct action adventure, Troll, with a 2022 premiere date to be set on Netflix. Scandinavian company Motion Blur’s Espen Horn and Kristian Strand Sinkerud will produce.
Deep inside the mountain of Dovre, something gigantic awakens after being trapped for a thousand years. Destroying everything in its path, the creature is fast approaching the capital of Norway. But how do you stop something you thought only existed in Norwegian folklore?
Uthaug is prolifically known for his 2015 survival epic, The Wave, as well as helming 2018 video game adaptation, Tomb Raider for Warner Bros. Pictures, which starred Alicia Vikander and earned more than $274 million dollars worldwide; Free Fire director Ben Wheatley is attached to the forthcoming sequel as of last Fall.
Motion Blur launched as a production company for commercials in 2002, prior to expanding into film and TV production a decade later. Their credits include Cadaver (2020), Amundsen (2019), The 12th Man (2018) and the TV series Oil Fund (2018).
Roar Uthaug says: “Troll is an idea that has been developing in the back of my mind for over 20 years. To finally be able to realize it with the enthusiastic and ambitious people at Netflix and Motion Blur is truly a dream come true. I can’t wait to unleash this Norwegian monster on the world.”
David Kosse, Vice President, International Original Film: “We are incredibly proud to bring a Norwegian project of this scale to the world together with Roar Uthaug and Motion Blur. Roar is an extremely skilled filmmaker and I’m excited for him to go back to his Norwegian roots with this ambitious, fun film.”
“We are thrilled to bring Troll to life, a Norwegian fairy tale figure, played, directed and produced by Norwegians for the global market. We at Motion Blur are ecstatic to finally announce this collaboration with director Roar Uthaug and Netflix”, says producers Espen Horn and Kristian Strand Sinkerud.