Björk and Her Daughter Join Robert Eggers’ Viking Epic The Northman
Denoting his follow-up to The Witch and The Lighthouse, Robert Eggers was only multi week from starting creation on his most aspiring film yet, The Northman, before COVID-19 hit.
The Viking show is set to star both Alexander and Bill Skarsgård, just as Nicole Kidman and Claes Bang, and there’s likewise two reunions for Eggers: The Witch star Anya Taylor-Joy alongside The Lighthouse’s Willem Dafoe. Since creation is equipping back, we have a couple of more increases to the cast.
As uncovered in an internet based life post from a mentor dealing with the film (sorry pal – trust you despite everything have the gig), none other the supernatural Björk herself will play a character named The Slav Witch. On the off chance that that wasn’t sufficient to get amped up for, Björk and Matthew Barney’s little girl Ísadóra Bjarkardóttir Barney will likewise be a piece of the outfit alongside The Witch star Kate Dickie.
While she appeared in Barney’s film Drawing Restraint 9 in 2005, this will mark the first major film production for the Icelandic artist since her deeply traumatic experience working with Lars von Trier on Dancer in the Dark. The Iceland-set story–which Alexander Skarsgård pitched to Eggers, who scripted with Icelandic poet and novelist Sjón–takes place at the turn of the 10th century that centers on a Nordic prince (Alexander Skarsgård) who seeks revenge for the death of his father.
BJÖRK IS IN ROBERT EGGERS’ THE NORTHMAN
“There’s many locations in the film, so we were constantly going on scouts to find places or reassess places that we have found and we’re building sets there,” Eggers said earlier this year. “We’re designing all these worlds, building these villages, we’re making thousands of costumes and props, training the horses the things they’ll need to do, designing the shots of the films. There’s a lot more storyboarding. Generally I only storyboard the scenes that have visual effects or animals and stunts, things where all the departments need to be on the same page for it to work out. But this movie there is rarely a scene that isn’t on a boat or doesn’t have a lot of extras. We’re storyboarding most of the film, which is taking a lot of time.”