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Thanks in no small part to the success of Game of Thrones and Vikings, it seems swords and screaming bearded men are back in the vogue. Take for example the upcoming 'historical' flick Northmen: A Viking Saga.

Now from the looks of things, the film will take some serious creative liberty with historical accuracy, but if you like medieval battle scenes and/or True Blood's Ryan Kwantan, this might just be the film for you. Check it out below:

In the 9th century a group of Vikings, commanded by captain Asbjörn, is approaching Britain, aiming to plunder the rich monasteries in the north of the island. But their ship gets caught in a storm and is smashed to pieces on the rocks off the coast of Scotland, the only part of Britain without any Viking settlements. When Inghean, daughter of the Scottish King Dunchaid, by chance falls into Viking hands, they see the opportunity for demanding a large ransom. King Dunchaid immediately sets his “wolfpack” - a group of mercenaries well known for their savagery - on them. The Northmen with their hostage now have to force their way through the rough highlands, where they meet the brave and mysterious Christian monk Conall. Having the wolfpack close on their heels, a desperate race against time begins. A battle over life and death...

Yep, that's right, you did just see a man stop a charging horse... But those vikings were strong... Apparently...

Northmen: A Viking Saga has yet to receive a US release date, however it is released in Germany on October 23rd, 2014.


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