Acquires U.S. rights to Viking action movie

Magnet Releasing has acquired U.S. rights to Viking action movie “Hammer of the Gods” from Vertigo Films and Protagonist Pictures.

Pic is the feature film debut of Farren Blackburn and stars Charlie Bewley and James Cosmo.

Producers are Rupert Preston and Hubi Von Liel. Magnet acquired the film from a promo screened at AFM.

Movie is set in the violent world of Viking Britain in 871 AD and follows a young Viking warrior (Bewley), sent by his father the King (Cosmo) on a quest to find his estranged brother, who was banished from the kingdom many years before.

Magnet will release the film in 2013 through its Ultra VOD program.

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