Norwegian writer and director André Øvredal is returning with his new project to his origins that blasted him in the list of most promising Scandinavian horror filmmakers thanks to his debut feature film, the essential Trollhunter (2010). After that, he embarked on a Hollywood adventure that resulted in two remarkable films, The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) and Guillermo del Toro produced Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019). His upcoming movie is a fantasy and adventure title that mixes mystery with ancient Norwegian mythology.
Mortal (2020) is a fantasy adventure origin story about a young man, Eric, who discovers he has God-like powers based on ancient Norwegian mythology. While hiding in the wilderness of western Norway, Eric accidentally kills a teenager in an inexplicable way and is subsequently arrested. Before being interrogated, he meets Christine, a young psychologist trying to figure out what really happened. She believes Eric and feels sympathy for him. Soon the American embassy shows up wanting Eric extradited, but he manages to flee with Christine. On the run, with both Norwegian and American authorities after him, Eric finally discovers who, or what, he really is.
André Øvredal has also been the author of the screenplay together with Norman Lesperance, who was also the writer of crime thriller Looking for Lions (2014). Nat Wolff, Priyanka Bose, Arthur Hakalahti, Iben Akerlie, Ravdeep Singh Bajwa, Per Egil Aske, Oddrun Valestrand, Ania Nova, and Martin Grid Toennesen form the main cast for the movie.
Mortal (2020) is Rated R for brief violence. It had a theatrical release in Norway on February 28, 2020. After that, it has been part of the Night Visions Film Festival in Finland and Trieste Science+Fiction Festival in Italy. This month is when the movie sees the light as domestic video, with the Video on Demand release on November 6, and the DVD premiere on November 10, 2020. Here you can watch its final trailer.
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