Directed by Howard McCain
Genre: Adventure / Sci-Fi
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Film & Entertainment VIP Medienfonds 4 GmbH & Co. KG (I)
Weinstein Company, The (2006) (USA) (theatrical)
Patrick Tatopoulos Design Inc. (creature design and production concept design)
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.
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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.