New Hammer Of The Gods Poster

Viking movie goes a bit... Spartan?

Nothing to do with Arthur C. Clarke's The Hammer Of God, in which a giant asteroid smashes into Earth, or Hammer Of The Gods, a rock bio in which Led Zeppelin do pretty much the same thing, Vertigo Films' Hammer Of The Gods takes us back to the middle-ages for a good, old-fashioned bout of Viking carnage. If you were to look at this new poster and think that there was just a hint of 300 and Valhalla Rising about it, you'd not find any disagreement in these parts.

Valhalla, another Vertigo joint, had Mads Mikkelsen as a one-eyed norseman on an existential journey. In this case it's Charlie Bewley, Demetri of Twilight fame, who's on a Viking mission in 871 AD Britain as Steinar, the angry-looking dude on the poster.

His father, King Bagsecg (James Cosmo, Braveheart), sends him on a quest to find his exiled brother; a plot with Shakespearean undertones and, by the looks of it, a bajillion gallons of blood poured over it. Producer Rupert Preston calls it "barbaric, stylish and heroic" in a way "that will entertain genre fans around the world". You can catch it in Spring 2013.