Magnolia Pictures has snatched up North American rights to Nils Gaup’s epic action-adventure movie “The Last King” from TrustNordisk.
“The Last King” is tale set in the Middle Ages and follows the journey of two Norwegian warriors who escape across the mountains in order to bring the last remaining heir to the throne to safety. It stars Jakob Oftebro, Kristofer Hivju and Thorbjørn Harr.
“Nils Gaup has crafted another sweeping adventure with ” The Last King,” said Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles. “The thrilling performances and high-stakes of this incredible true story will really resonate with audiences everywhere.”
Gaup previously directed “Pathfinder and “The Kautokeino Rebellion.”
Previous announced deals include sales to Germany, Austria and Switzerland (Koch Media Deutchland), Italy (Minerva Pictures Group), Czech Republic (Film Europe Media Company) Middle East (Gulf Film), India (Pictureworks) and Estonia (Estinfilm).
“The Last King” is produced by Stein B. Kvae and Finn Gjerdrum for Paradox Film 3, co-produced by Nordisk Film, Newgrange Pictures and Proton Cinema+Theatre w
Pic will be released in Scandinavia on Feb. 12.