According to Tracking Board, Fox is fast-tracking Fall of Gods, a movie about Vikings wreaking revenge on frost giants for stealing a princess. Cool, cool.
Fall of Gods will be directed by The Mazerunner and Beginners‘ Wes Ball, and is based on the Kickstarted illustrated novel of the same name (which looks gorgeous, by-the-by). Here’s a description of the movie from project leader Rasmus Berggreen:
The gods have long ago vanished. In their place, two rivaling races now inhabit Midgard; humans and jotnar. Fifteen years ago, a coalition of chieftains drove the jotnar race from Midgard. Now, from each side of the border, humans and jotnar eye each other with hatred and suspicion. When his wife, the estranged daughter of one of Midgard’s most powerful chieftains, is mysteriously kidnapped, a retired warrior takes up the hatchet and sets out to rescue her. But he risks unleashing the wild demon buried deep within him and losing his soul in the process. His journey will bring him into conflict with terrible forces as a cynical plot is revealed and the dark mythological past of the North begins to awaken once more.
Honestly, I’m a sucker for epic movies like this one, so I’m tentatively excited for Fall of Gods (I need something to tide me over until Pacific Rim 2). Thoughts?
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