Do You Dare Open THE GATE OF RAGNAROK?

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
Thor aside, the lack of Norse mythology on the big screen is something of a mystery. It's a rich tradition, filled with charismatic characters and larger than life adventure. It's prime material for cinema, basically, and yet very little of it has ever been used as the basis for films. But that may change soon.

Scheduled for an August 2013 release, Mikkel Brænne Sandemose's The Gate Of Ragnarok (Gåten Ragnarokk) promises a Goonies style kid oriented adventure film steeped in the traditions of the Norse gods.

At the outset of the film, we are transferred back to the year 833 A.D., where we meet a group of Vikings in the process of leaving their village. They are leaving their livestock tethered by a tiny lake. More than a thousand years later, an archaeologist discovers that the Oseberg Viking ship hides a secret no one has ever been aware of. With his two children, he sets out on an adventure to find the truth. Their journey takes them back to the excavation of the Oseberg ship in 1904. Old runic inscriptions take on a new meaning. They are venturing into the Pasvikdalen valley, and further into the «no man's land» between Norway and Russia, where no human being has travelled in our present age. The journey soon proves to be far more dramatic than they had planned, as the secret they are revealing is more frightening than anyone had imagined. And the setting of it all is one of the most myth-ridden legends in our history...
The latest from the producers of Cold Prey, Jackpot and Escape, the first artwork for The Gate Of Ragnarok has arrived now. Watch for more in days to come.
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  • "Gåten" is "the riddle", not "gate" in Norwegian. :)

  • mightyjoeyoung

    "Mikkel Brænne Sandemose's The Gate Of Ragnarok (Gåten Ragnarokk) promises a Goonies style kid oriented adventure film steeped in the traditions of the Norse gods."
    Sounds good, closest I ever seen is a viking fantasy called Miraklet i Valby/The Miracle in Valby (1989).....kids, timtravel, the works!

    So, if this gets made I will see it......come on Norway, make it happen.

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