Atlas Entertainment has preemptively sold an epic Viking pitch to Warner Bros. with "True Blood" thesp Alexander Skarsgard attached to star and, for the first time, produce.
Company nabs feature rights to popular comic book
Mel Gibson will direct and Leonardo DiCaprio will star in an untitled period drama about Viking culture.
Videogames based on TV shows aren't new, but "Viking Quest" may be the first based on a TV show within a TV show.
The idea of telling the story of a Viking warrior who thought there must be more to life than rape and pillage is an amusing one, and for the most part Erik the Viking is an enjoyable film.
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