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WB buys Viking epic starring Skarsgard – Entertainment News, Top News, Media – Variety


Warner Bros. picked up a pair of projects from writer Chris Boal. Including a Viking-themed epic that “True Blood” thesp Alexander Skarsgard would star in and produce.

Atlas Entertainment preemptively sold the pitch to WB (working title: “The Vanguard”). Boal is set to write the script, which follows the adventures of two Viking warrior brothers who embark on a journey back to Sweden after banishment to North America.

Additionalstory details are being kept under wraps, but the project, which the studio is eyeing as a potential tentpole, will be in the vein of best picture winners “Gladiator” and “Braveheart.”

Charles Roven and Richard Suckle will produce for Atlas, whose young execs Andy Horwitz and Jake Kurily brought the project in and will also be involved in some producer capacity. Skarsgard will make his producing debut with “Vanguard,” signaling his rise in stature following his starring turns in Universal’s “Battleship,” Screen Gems’ “Straw Dogs” remake and Lars von Trier’s “Melancholia.”

Jon Berg and Chris Gary will oversee the project for WB.

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WB buys Viking epic starring Skarsgard – Entertainment News, Top News, Media – Variety.

Rod Lurie’s Straw Dogs Poster Redesigned


The movie poster for the film “Straw Dogs” has been redesigned and is shown above. Director Rod Lurie posted the new poster here: The new poster features the reflection of Alexander Skarsgard’s character-Charlie in James Marsden glasses. The prior poster showed a reflection in the section of the glasses where there was no glass. (shown below)


The new poster also is all in black and white (except for the phrase “Everyone has a breaking point” a key point of the film). The artwork is amazing in this poster. The tension and drama of the film is very evident in James Marsden’s face. Alexander’s glare also foreshadows the action that fans can not wait to finally see for themselves.

The film is due out September 2011.

There is also a Facebook page for the film. Click here for link: Straw Dogs Facebook page:

Release Dates:

North America

CanadaCanada 16-Sep-11
United StatesUnited States 16-Sep-11

Latin America

América CentralAmérica Central 27-Jan-12
ArgentinaArgentina 24-Nov-11
BoliviaBolivia 3-Nov-11
BrasilBrasil 28-Oct-11
ChileChile 17-Nov-11
ColombiaColombia 4-Nov-11
EcuadorEcuador 2-Dec-11
MéxicoMéxico 4-Nov-11
PerúPerú 17-Nov-11
UruguayUruguay 18-Nov-11
VenezuelaVenezuela 20-Jan-12

Middle East / Africa

البحرين | Bahrainالبحرين | Bahrain 17-Nov-11
القاهرة |  Egyptالقاهرة | Egypt 16-Nov-11
EthiopiaEthiopia 18-Nov-11
IsraelIsrael 1-Dec-11
الأردن | Jordanالأردن | Jordan 16-Nov-11
KenyaKenya 9-Dec-11
KuwaitKuwait 17-Nov-11
LebanonLebanon 17-Nov-11
NigeriaNigeria 9-Dec-11
عُمان  | Omanعُمان | Oman 17-Nov-11
قطر |  Qatarقطر | Qatar 17-Nov-11
South AfricaSouth Africa 18-Nov-11
SyriaSyria 17-Nov-11
United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates 17-Nov-11

Asia Pacific

AustraliaAustralia 17-Nov-11
香港 | Hong Kong香港 | Hong Kong 29-Dec-11
IndiaIndia 21-Oct-11
한국 | Korea한국 | Korea 17-Nov-11
MalaysiaMalaysia 24-Nov-11
New ZealandNew Zealand 1-Dec-11
Pilipinas | PhilippinesPilipinas | Philippines 16-Nov-11
SingaporeSingapore 24-Nov-11
台湾 | Taiwan台湾 | Taiwan 5-Nov-11
ไทย | Thailandไทย | Thailand 8-Dec-11
VietnamVietnam 7-Oct-11


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