January 15, 2014

Finnish company produces Hollywood Viking movie

Filming for Viking – Rise of the Warrior is set to begin later this year
Filming for Viking – Rise of the Warrior is set to begin later this year
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Turku-based Roger! Pictures will produce a Viking-themed action movie and has signed a production and distribution contract with Epic Pictures Group from Hollywood.

The company’s first feature is the action movie Viking – Rise of the Warrior, scripted by Mathew Sansom. Epic Pictures Group is providing 90 per cent of the financing for the film.

Filming is set to start this year. The movie will be directed by Marko Mäkilaakso with Teemu Virta and Patrick Ewald as producers, and Tero Kaukomaa and Shaked Berenson as executive producers. Negotiations on casting choices, filming locations and Nordic funding are currently underway.

Roger! Pictures is a film company founded by Virta, Mäkilaakso and Kaukomaa producing international genre movies in English, as well as TV spots and music videos.

The company is currently working on the spy action film Blowback and the horror movie Night of the Witch, both of which are also directed by Mäkilaakso.

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