It’s Hammer time for Magnet Releasing as they’ve just picked up the US rights to Hammer of the Gods. The Viking action film was directed by Farren Blackburn and stars Charlie Bewley (Twilight) and James Cosmo (Game of Thrones), with Magnet aiming to unleash the film via Ultra VOD in 2013.
“We are all excited to be working again with the team at Magnolia Pictures who were such a strong US partner on Monsters and Bronson. Their excitement and enthusiasm for Hammer of the Gods was apparent from the start, and we look forward to another successful collaboration,” stated the film’s producer and Vertigo partner Rupert Preston.
The Plot: “Set in the violent world of Viking Britain in 871 AD, Hammer of the Gods is the story of a young Viking warrior, Steinar (Bewley), sent by his father the King (Cosmo) on a quest to find his estranged brother, who was banished from the kingdom many years before. Steinar’s epic journey across hostile territory gradually sees him emerge as the man his father wants him to be – the ruthless and unforgiving successor to his throne.”