“Outlander! We have your woman, Outlander!” Ahem. Sorry. I’m doing it again. Anyhoo. There’s a new, second “Outlander” trailer online, this one sprinkled with the oh so lovely Sophia Myles, providing opening narration and making appearances throughout. The film is yet another take on the Beowulf legend, this time with Beowulf as an alien (played by Jesus — er, I mean, James Caviezel) whose ship crashes on Viking-era Earth, unleashing a creature (aka Grendel) onto the populace. I have no idea where Grendel’s mother fits into there, maybe the Vikings just made that part up. You know how those Vikings are, always making up shit as they go.
During the reign of the Vikings, Kainan (Caviezel), a man from a far-off world, crash lands on Earth, bringing with him an alien predator known as the Moorwen. Though both man and monster are seeking revenge for violence committed against them, Kainan leads the alliance to kill the Moorwen by fusing his advanced technology with the Viking’s Iron Age weaponry.
Put the women to sleep and get the swords ready, cause the Outlander is coming. “Outlander!”