Tomb Raider and The Wave director Roar Uthaug, is set to helm a Norweigian action-adventure film for Netflix titled Troll.
The story is set “deep inside the mountain of Dovre, where something gigantic awakens after being trapped for a thousand years. Destroying everything in its path, the creature is fast approaching the capital of Norway. But how do you stop something you thought only existed in Norwegian folklore?”
The movie sounds like it could be really cool! Uthaug is also a solid filmmaker and storyteller and this is sure to be a fun project for him to take on. He said in a statement:
“Troll is an idea that has been developing in the back of my mind for over 20 years. To finally be able to realize it with the enthusiastic and ambitious people at Netflix and Motion Blur is truly a dream come true. I can’t wait to unleash this Norwegian monster on the world.”
David Kosse, Vice President, International Original Film, commented:
“We are incredibly proud to bring a Norwegian project of this scale to the world together with Roar Uthaug and Motion Blur. Roar is an extremely skilled filmmaker and I’m excited for him to go back to his Norwegian roots with this ambitious, fun film.”
Producers Espen Horn and Kristian Strand Sinkerud added:
“We are thrilled to bring Troll to life, a Norwegian fairy tale figure, played, directed and produced by Norwegians for the global market. We at Motion Blur are ecstatic to finally announce this collaboration with director Roar Uthaug and Netflix.”
Netflix will release Troll in 2022.