The phrase “more dragon movies” seems to be a rallying cry used almost as much around FSR HQ as the phrase “needs more Dinklage,” so you will understand when I say that I am very excited for the upcoming flick Outlander. It stars Jesus Christ himself James Caviezel as a man from a far-off world who travels to Earth in 709 A.D. to track a dragon-esque monster known as the Moorwen. Using his advanced technology combined with a spirited group of Vikings, he sets off to slay the beast and keep it from ravaging Earth.
This feels an awful lot like Reign of Fire, the 2002 apocalyptic dragon flick that saw a pre-Batman Christian Bale, a pre-300 Gerard Butler and a bald-headed Matthew McConaughey take on the gigantic, fire-breathing beasts. Only this time, it is mixed with a little bit of Pathfinder and Quantum Leap — in a futuristic traveler drops in on a tribe of crazy Viking warriors sort of way. I don’t know how you are feeling about it — but I think it looks like fun.
Watch the Outlander trailer:
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Trailer courtesy of the film’s official website.
See what I am saying about Reign of Fire? I know that all of you are getting that vibe as well, in addition to the Beowulf (sans nude CGI version of Angelina Jolie) vibe. And if you are like me and you hold Reign of Fire up on high as a guilty pleasure, then you should probably take a little bit of interest in Outlander. Also, need I remind you that Jim Caviezel is Jesus.
Outlander is scheduled to hit theaters sometime in 2008, though it is being released by The Weinstein Company, so who knows.
What do you think of the first trailer for Outlander?