Hammer-of-the-Gods-Teaser-PosterVertigo Films will be returning us to the world of Viking epics next year with Hammer of the Gods, and with the release of the teaser poster, it promises to be a bloody and brutal quest.

A promo was recently screened at the American Film Market, and has been acquired for US distribution by Magnet Releasing, so we can look forward to its release next year on both sides of the Atlantic.

“Set in Viking Britain in 871 AD, Hammer of the Gods is a visceral, intense tale set in a world whose only language is violence. A young Viking warrior, Steinar (Charlie Bewley), is sent by his father the king on a quest to find his estranged brother, who was banished from the kingdom many years before. Steinar’s epic journey across terrifyingly hostile territory gradually sees him emerge as the man his father wants him to be – the ruthless and unforgiving successor to his throne.”

Charlie Bewley (Twilight) takes the lead as the young Steinar, alongside James Cosmo, Clive Standen, Elliot Cowan, Glynis Barber, Michael Jibson, and Ivan Kaye.

BAFTA-winning director Farren Blackburn (Doctor Who, The Fades) is making his feature directorial debut, directing from a script penned by Matthew Read (Pusher).

Hammer of the Gods is due to be released in Spring 2013. No word yet on when exactly we can look forward to it yet, but hopefully early next year. For now, here’s the new teaser poster, which you can click through to enlarge.



Source: Empire.