Mark your calendars, fans of Viking Spacemen, because the Weinstein Company has finally decided they’re going to release James Caviezel’s “Outlander” after sitting on it for what seems like forever. Of course, how many theaters they’ll release it into on January 23rd, 2009, the current date we’ve been given, we shall see when the movie fails to arrive at your local multiplexes. Yes, you may surmise by that last statement that I believe this is what is called a “film dump” in the industry, meaning the Weinstein Company believes they have a loser on their hands, and will be releasing the film into a limited number of theaters in order to satisfy their contractual obligations while at the same time limiting their financial loss. Then it’s off to the DVD bins with “Outlander”. Of course, I could be wrong, but I doubt it.
“Outlander” begins when a space craft crashes into the majestic fjords of ancient Norway and into the time of the Vikings. From the wreckage emerge two bitter enemies: a soldier from another world – Kainan (James Caviezel) – and a bloodthirsty creature known as the Moorwen. Man and monster both seeking revenge for violence committed against them. As the Moorwen ravages the Viking world, killing everything in its path, Kainan forms an unlikely alliance with the primitive but fierce warriors. Combining his advanced technology with ancient Iron Age weapons, the hero leads a desperate attempt to kill the monster – before it destroys them all.
Starring James Caviezel and Sophia Myles, and directed by Howard McCain. More info at the official site.
Here’s the final poster for “Outlander”.