Robert Eggers, the man behind it The witch and The lighthouseis back with his new psychological Viking thriller, The north man.
Are you ready for another Robert Eggers film? We are! The north man I just got a release date of April 8th, 2022. The hype surrounding this film was non-stop, although details were kept under wraps.
We know that The cast includes Anya Taylor-Joy, Alexander Skarsgard, Ethan Hawke, Nicole Kidman, Björk and Willem Dafoe. An all-star team, to say the least. The synopsis of the film is described as “An epic revenge thriller that examines how far a Viking prince will go to seek justice for his murdered father.”
We’ve already seen how much research and detail Eggers puts into his historical accuracy, so the idea of him delving into this Viking Age is extremely exciting.
The cameraman of this film, Jarin Blaschke, spoke with Filmmaker magazine about the pre-production process and the tools they use.
“”We usually do maybe 10% of the movie storyboard, but this one is so complex. We’ll have pretty much a graphic novel of the film ready by the time it is set … We’ve had 21 weeks of prep time so far, but we’re still running footage through the storyboard artist. He’s probably the busiest crew member right now, he’s a lot busier than me. ”
Do you use storyboards? It’s something that can easily be overlooked, but they are important because you can map the footage and camera movement as visual references. Especially with such a large project!
The north man wants to be Eggers’ biggest film to date, as its predecessors were much smaller contained films.
We can’t wait to see what else this writer / director has in store for us.
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