Watch: New Clip from Russian Period Epic ‘Viking’
The Russian period action movie Viking (aka Викинг), directed by Andrei Kravchuk, gets a brand new clip featuring an extended battle sequence.
Based on the first historical document of East Slavs – Primary Chronicle and Icelandic Kings’ sagas, the film stars Danila Kozlovsky (Vampire Academy, Hardcore Henry) and Svetlana Khodchenkova (The Wolverine, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy).
Viking is set to premiere in Russian theaters on December 29, but has already been called “The Game of Thrones of Russia.” Check out the clip below and watch the final trailer for the film.
Kievan Rus, late 10th century. After the death of his father, Svyatoslav I, ruler of Kievan Rus, the young Viking prince Vladimir (Danila Kozlovsky) is forced into exile across the frozen sea in Sweden to escape his treacherous half-brother Yaropolk (Aleksandr Ustyugov), who has murdered his other brother Oleg (Kirill Pletnyov) and conquered the Viking territory of Kievan Rus. The old warrior Sveneld (Maksim Sukhanov) convinces Vladimir to assemble a Varangian armada, hoping to reconquer Kiev from Yaropolk and ultimately face the mighty Byzantine forces.