‘Beowulf’ catches ride at Union Station

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Union Station Media has acquired U.S. distribution rights to “Beowulf and Grendel” from Arclight Films. Pic is directed by Sturla Gunnarsonn (“Snakes and Ladders”) from a script by Andrew Rai Berzins (“Chasing Cain”).

The cast includes Gerard Butler as Beowulf and Stellan Skarsgard.

Filmed in Iceland, pic is based on the 9th century Anglo-Saxon poem, which tells the blood-soaked story of a Norse warrior’s battle against a troll.

“Beowulf and Grendel” is a co-production between Arclight Films, Endgame Entertainment, Spice Factory, The Film Works and the Icelandic Film Corp. Producers are Michael Cowan, Gunnarsson, Eric Jordan, Anna Maria Karlsdottir, Jason Piette and Paul Stephens.

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