The last season of Game of Thrones will not be released on HBO until mid 2019 or later. So fans who are hungry for more episodes should look elsewhere for their solution. Maybe Viking Destiny will help shorten the wait, just a little bit. Or, perhaps, it will make the wait seem much longer. Today, Saban has dropped the trailer and the poster of this action epic.
In Viking Destiny, a Viking princess is forced to flee her kingdom after being accused of the murder of her father, the king. Under the guidance of the god Odin, he travels the world gaining wisdom and building the army he needs to regain his throne.
Viking Destiny has quite assembled the acting ensemble with a cast led by the great Terence Stamp. Next to him on the screen are Ann Demetriou, Will Mellor, Ian Beattie, Martyn Ford and Paul Freeman. Viking Destiny will come to theaters on October 5, and will also get a simultaneous on-demand release for all the lazy Viking warriors who are not motivated to get up from the couch and support the cinema.
The film is written and directed by David L.G. Hughes. He made his directorial debut with the much loved, though hardly seen, crime thriller Hard Boiled Sweets. The film gained notoriety when it was launched in 2012, but it did not fully capture the spirit of the American era. All that could change with his work on Viking Destiny, which was produced by Hughes with Andee Ryder.
This exciting historical fantasy adventure is not classified, which means we could get 90 minutes of hardcore action in a row. Or it simply means that the producers were too lazy and cheap to run the film by the MPAA before launch.
The film is adorned with the presence of Terence Stamp, who is a legend of the genre. He played General Zod in Superman in 1978 and repeated the role in Superman 2. He played John Tunstall in the biggest American western of the 80s, Young Guns, and is part of the Star Wars story, playing Chancellor Valorum in the trilogy of the prequel. Here, he plays the God Odin.
Saban has delivered the first trailer, which you can see in all its glory below. They have also gone beyond the call of duty with their poster for this. It’s a beautiful look at what to expect in this epic tale of swords and magic. Take a look and be sure to mark your calendar for October. We will not receive any episodes of Game of Thrones this year, so this might be the second best option.
A Viking princess is forced to flee from her kingdom when she is incriminated for the murder of her father. Under the guidance of the god Odin, she travels everywhere to gather support and regain her throne.
Initial release: October 5, 2018 (USA)
Director: David L.G. Hughes
Producer: David L.G. Hughes
Music composed by: Tom E. Morrison