Outlander Trailer is All Sorts of Awesomeness

Oh sweet mother of all that is good and wonderful in this world. I’d like to thank you for ending my already great week with the biggest smile I’ve had in a while.

I’ve already gushed over my excitement at the upcoming Viking awesomeness that will be Howard McCain’s Outlander starring James Caviezel, Sophia Myles, Jack Huston, Ron Perlman and John Hurt.

Thanks to reader AD for the heads up, we bring you the first official trailer for the film and it’s glorious. Seriously fantastic. I’m full of glee. See it below or in much bigger, better quality at the official website!

Unfortunately, no release date yet. Bugger.





15 comments

  1. Kind of reminds me of Brotherhood of the Wolf with super effects and bigger cast. Which is not a bad thing at all! If you see a release date, be sure to let us know.

  2. Kurt Halfyard

    heh. A comment from Agent Orange from Quiet earth, where he loved the fact that it is "Jesus vs. Hellboy" made me giggle

    The trailer didn’t totally ‘do it for me’ (reminded me a bit of Trancers 4: Jack of Swords ("en garde mutherfucker!") or even more, of — Star Knight — Judas vs. Aguirre—spring a little mind. Ouch.) If they can get this in the cinema though, I’m more than happy to pay.

    <img src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51B47DG57XL._SL500_AA240_.jpg&quot; alt="" />

    Sad to see John Hurt still slumming it though, been rather disappointed with his film choices as of late, but if Outlander kicks ass, then some is forgiven.

  3. Egads! I hope this isn't like Star Knight! What a pile of crap that was. Luckily this isn't a "spoof," although I predict it will yield much spoof material for others to riff on.

  4. Kurt Halfyard

    @Andrew – Brotherhood of the Wolf is a pretty good example!

    @Agent Orange – (I fixed your typo), You are the first person I'm aware of out there that has actually seen Star Knight. I owned it on VHS in the 1980s and used to put it on to demonstrate how to make such cool concept boring!

  5. I just hope it is a lot better than Pathfinder. Even for a guy who cuts Viking movies some slack, I couldn't give it a thumbs up!

  6. OUTLANDER TRAILER #2 (courtesy of BloodyDisgusting)

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  7. Spaceships and dragons and explosions. Oh my.

    Spaceships and dragons and explosions. Oh my.

    Spaceships and dragons and explosions. Oh my.

  8. swarez

    Shit. I got to say that this looks better and better each time. Color me officially "pumped".

  9. We worked with Debra Hanson on the costuming for this film, handcrafting all the leather scale armour worn by Jack Huston and John Hurt along with many other pieces shown on our website at http://schmitthenner.com/Outlander.htm
    Debra has been wonderful to work with both on this project and "Beowulf & Grendel". I sure hope that this gets better merchandising so that we have a decent chance to see it theaters. With talent like John Caveziel, Ron Perlman, Sophia Myles and John Hurt, this one cannot be passed over! The trailers look awesome!

  10. Cool. Thanks for sharing the links. And “Beowulf & Grendel” comes up again. Gosh I need to buy that movie. I keep thinking I need to revisit it but still haven't managed to do so.

  11. A lot of the costumes worn by extras in Outlander were leftovers from Beowulf & Grendel actually. All the main character's stuff is new but it saved them a considerable amount being able to reuse some stuff.

  12. Yes, they did. Thanks for bringing that up, AD. Debra said most of the items reused were belts and baldrics from Beowuld & Grendel. I recall that we made a total of around 80 belts for that film. To help change the look for Outlander we crafted a slightly different style of Lammellar, lots of differently styled pauldrons, large belts and our simpler style breastplates.

  13. swarez

    Maybe that's the reason they couldn't get some of the Beowulf stuff for Astropia. But I think in the end they managed to get some.

  14. Anyone Keen on the Mads Mikkleson starrer "Valhalla" – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0862467/

    It's made by the "Pusher Trilogy" folks, (Widing Refn) with a pretty big Euro budget ~7M.

  15. swarez

    And a good friend of mine is producing. Zing!

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