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Old 07-11-08, 06:25 PM
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Outlander-A Sci-Fi Viking Epic

Trailer up, Jim Caviezel, John Hurt, and Ron Perlman I've never heard of the director Howard McCain. Looks like it's getting a release everywhere but North America.

http://outlander.solsector.net/index.htm
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Yeah that just looks all sorts of FUCKING AWESOME!!
Are you kidding me, where the hell did this come from!?
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Originally Posted by Gunde
Yeah that just looks all sorts of FUCKING AWESOME!!
Are you kidding me, where the hell did this come from!?
+1

This seemingly came out of nowhere. I had zero knowledge of this project and I usually keep up with this kind of stuff.

That trailer is all kinds of bad ass. Cant wait to see this one.
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Looks like Reign of Fire/In the Name of the King meets Pathfinder/Highlander versus Predator.

Not being released in North America is a pretty big red flag.
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Originally Posted by Mr.Scary
Looks like Reign of Fire/In the Name of the King meets Pathfinder/Highlander versus Predator.

Not being released in North America is a pretty big red flag.
It would be a red flag if it wasn't for the fact that the movie is being distributed by the Weinsteins.
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I was going to start a post today asking why there are no Viking movies, you do a search on IMDB and it pretty much brings up nothing. With them making remakes because hollywood has obviously run out of original ideas and all the other horrible original ideas and people copying each other, how many torture movies have there been since saw came out. How come there has never been a decent vikings movie. IMDB brought up 13th warrior but Im not about to watch an antonio banderas movie unless sylvester stallone is in it too.
A viking movie is so obscure that someone could just make a movie called 'vikings' because its never been done. I was about to start a script but it looks like this movie might have beat me to it, we need an epic or at least something close to an epic viking movie.

My other idea after reading a story today is modern day pirates these grenade launching, machine gun toting pirates in somalia that are hijacking vessels and murdering people. I think this would make a great movie. Get a ridley scott or someone along them lines to do it.

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I just watched the trailer after making this post, that looks like horse shit. I want a dated peice, I want a braveheart type thing, but big bearded vikings on viking ships. I dont want spaceships and laser guns and dragons. Give me the bio or Erik the viking or something. I want barbaric scandinavian vikings with zz top beards with kick ass special effects

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Worst...movie...ever.

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Looks awesome. Can't wait to see it, assuming it gets released on DVD over here.
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It's gonna flop
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Originally Posted by Mr.Scary
Looks like Reign of Fire/In the Name of the King meets Pathfinder/Highlander versus Predator.

Not being released in North America is a pretty big red flag.
Arrogant americans!
It might just mean that it's good. Perhaps there's just not enough crap in it for an american release...
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Originally Posted by Gunde
Arrogant americans!
It might just mean that it's good. Perhaps there's just not enough crap in it for an american release...
Exactly. What kind of movies do we get released here? MEET DAVE. 'Nuff said.
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Originally Posted by Jacoby Ellsbury
A viking movie is so obscure that someone could just make a movie called 'vikings' because its never been done.
You mean like this one? But I do agree that Viking movies are unfortunately few in number.

And I think The 13th Warrior is a good Viking movie (or a "Viking Good Movie!") - as things go, it's still the one to see for anyone who's interested in such movies.
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I like how the trailer misspells "Lord of the Rings" by dropping the "s". Pretty glaring considering they're hyping the fact that they share a producer.
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I liked Erik The Viking.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097289/

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[QUOTE=dhmac]You mean like this one? But I do agree that Viking movies are unfortunately few in number.
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I did a search and didnt see that movie, I hadnt heard of it, but it has kirk douglas and scores a 7 on imdb so it has some validity. But yeah, remake it, give me a big budget 2 hour remake with bigger beards. Its only been 50 years since that one came out.


You can start with the new england patriots offensive lineman as a starting point for casting, theyre bearded and built like vikings




In fact if they havent been so great minus the all important 19th game Id say go ahead and send a package of them to the minnesota vikings
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Just watched Trailer #2. This looks like one big slice of awesome. I love Viking films, and I agree there aren't nearly enough of them, so this one could be a lot of fun. Awful, hammy fun... but fun nonetheless.

I hope this gets some kind of release. With all the derivative crap that comes out I'd like to see something that's at least trying to be original.
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http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news...ws.php?id=8892

Outlander Touches Down in January
Source:Third Rail Releasing December 16, 2008

The Weinstein Co. has opted to hand down distribution duties for Outlander to Third Rail Releasing, an appendage of the company known for limited theatrical runs (see: Rogue, Eden Lake).

That being said, Third Rail has locked a release date of January 23rd. Company reps have not informed us how many theaters Howard McCain's long-delayed period creature feature will debut in. A DVD release is likely to follow in the subsequent months through Genius Products.

Outlander finds Jim Caviezel playing a man named Kainan who crash-lands on earth, pursued by a creature known as the Moorwen. Kainan's predicament has interrupted the lives of village of vikings and together they must fuse his weaponry with theirs to fight the predator. Sophia Myles, Ron Perlman and John Hurt co-star. Patrick Tatopoulos designed the film's main beast.
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This is a definite rental.
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Originally Posted by Jacoby Ellsbury View Post
I was going to start a post today asking why there are no Viking movies, you do a search on IMDB and it pretty much brings up nothing. With them making remakes because hollywood has obviously run out of original ideas and all the other horrible original ideas and people copying each other, how many torture movies have there been since saw came out. How come there has never been a decent vikings movie. IMDB brought up 13th warrior but Im not about to watch an antonio banderas movie unless sylvester stallone is in it too.
A viking movie is so obscure that someone could just make a movie called 'vikings' because its never been done. I was about to start a script but it looks like this movie might have beat me to it, we need an epic or at least something close to an epic viking movie.
I have to agree with you here. I'd like a few good Viking, Barbarian, Roman old fashioned war, Sword, Arrows, Spears and shields movie.
Where have they all gone? Give me an updated version of an old fashioned 1960 Romans vs. whoever flick. Maybe something along the same lines as Troy or Kingdom of Heaven or the original Conan would suit me fine.
P.S. I thought the 13th Warrior was very good. A nice SE of this with a few special features on Vikings would be incredible.
Also I didn't care for that 1958 Viking movie with Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis. I ended up trading it in a few months later.
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According to Box Office Mojo it will be out January 23rd

http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=outlander.htm
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Um, Outlander. Where have you been all my life?

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Damn, January 23rd? Isn't that the same release day for Underworld: Rise of the Lycans? I'm thinking these two movies will probably cancel each other out.
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Originally Posted by dadaluholla View Post
Damn, January 23rd? Isn't that the same release day for Underworld: Rise of the Lycans? I'm thinking these two movies will probably cancel each other out.
As hot as Rhona Mitra is, methinks no Kate Beckinsale will cancel Underworld out.
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Awesome! Though I hate the scifi crap and outer space angle, I love these types of movies and will see it as soon as its released.

I love 13th Warrior (Wheres my SE bluray?)

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