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    The Northman: What’s Robert Eggers’ New Movie Based On?

    The audience should all be pumped up to enjoy Robert Eggers’ New movie, The Northman, an exciting adventure set in 9th century Scandinavia, released this weekend. The movie is a Focus Features/Universal film, whose first premier was at the Rigoletto Cinema in Stockholm, the previous month and casts Alexander Skarsgard as the central character, and many Hollywood stars have joined him. 

    The Northman, being released already, is earning decent reviews. Let’s find out what it’s based on!

    The Northman: What is the Film Based On?

    The movie is based on the legend of Amleth, which was further inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The film adaptation focuses on Amleth’s story, a Viking warrior prince in the year 895. After his father, the king gets wounded in the battle, the responsibilities come to the prince. The characters looking to seize power struggle to keep him aside.

    The cast of the Movie

    The movie even features performances by Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Bjork, Anya Taylor Joy, and Willem Dafoe.

    When Will the Movie Hit the Theaters?

    The Northman hit US theaters last Friday, 22nd April.

    Where Can the Audience See The North?

    At this moment, the movie has only hit the theaters, but after its opening, it is already there on digital platforms like Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, and more. However, at least for the short term, it will not be available on Netflix and HBO Max. There isn’t yet any digital or VOD release schedule for the movie. Generally, the other Universal movies hit VOD approximately 45 days after their theatrical opening. 

    Since its release last weekend, the movie had been getting decent ratings and feedback. While it currently stands with an IMDB rating of 7.9, the popular website Rotten Tomatoes has rated it 89%!

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