OUTLANDER (2008)

Directed by Howard McCain

Cast
Jim Caviezel ... Kainan
Ron Perlman ... Gunnar
John Hurt ... Rothgar
Sophia Myles ... Freya
Jack Huston ... Wulfric
Cliff Saunders ... Boromir
Patrick Stevenson ... Unferth
Aidan Devine ... Einar
John Nelles ... Donal
Matt Cooke ... Captain
Katie Bergin ... Sonja
John Beale ... Edmund
Ted Ludzik ... Olaf

Writing credits:
Dirk Blackman
Howard McCain

Genre: Adventure / Sci-Fi

Filming Locations:
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Production Companies:
Ascendant Pictures
Film & Entertainment VIP Medienfonds 4 GmbH & Co. KG (I)

Distributors:
Weinstein Company, The (2006) (USA) (theatrical)

Special Effects:
Patrick Tatopoulos Design Inc. (creature design and production concept design)
Tatopoulos Studios

Plot Summary:
Outlander begins when a space craft crashes into the majestic fjords of ancient Norway and into the time of the Vikings. From the wreckage emerge two bitter enemies: a soldier from another world - Kainan - and a bloodthirsty creature known as the Moorwen. Man and monster both seeking revenge for violence committed against them. As the Moorwen ravages the Viking world, killing everything in its path, Kainan forms an unlikely alliance with the primitive but fierce warriors. Combining his advanced technology with ancient Iron Age weapons, the hero leads a desperate attempt to kill the monster - before it destroys them all.

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Principle photography began on October 16, 2006, and continued through January 5, 2007.


SCREEN CAPTURES

MOVIE STILLS

TRAILER

Making of OUTLANDER (parts 1, 2, 3)
Ron and John Hurt both appear at the beginning of part 3



Links
"Outlander" review - March 20, 2010

"Outlander" DVD review from Row Three.com - June 2, 2009

"Outlander" DVD review from monsters&critics.com - May 29, 2009

"Outlander" DVD review by Movie Omelet - May 27, 2009

'Outlander' review by Den of Geek.com - January 29, 2009

Vikings vs. Aliens in 'Outlander' - January 21, 2009


Trivia
This is the first film in history to feature old Norse, an almost dead language. Howard McCain used an Icelandic professor to help translate the dialogue and to teach the actors how to speak the ancient language.

Director Howard McCain originally wrote a modern version of the epic poem 'Beowulf', but couldn't find financial backing for it, so he re-wrote it and this movie was born.

 

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