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Weinsteins To Distribute Outlander
Karl Urban in talks to topline

13 May 2005  |  Written by   

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As ambitious plotlines go, sci-fi flick Outlander must be pretty near the top of the list. It's also near the top of the Most Lunatic Plot list and the Most Unlikely Plot list. The film will tell the story of a man from a distant galaxy who crashes headlong into Earth. But the twist is, that this happens at the time of the Vikings! And that's not all! He has, as if that weren't enough...wait for it…an alien predator in tow.

Karl Urban of Lord of The Rings and The Bourne Supremacy fame is currently in negotiations to take the role of the crashed pilot, giving him another chance to exercise his world-class smouldering glower. Bob and Harvey Weinstein's new company, currently called the Weinstein Co. will be distributing Outlander (not to be confused with the Sean Connery film Outland). Production designer Patrick Tatopoulos, whose impressive CV includes I, Robot, Godzilla and, er, Super Mario Bros has been given the task of creating the alien predator, whilst Howard McCain (who co-wrote the screenplay with Dirk Blackman) will direct the sci-fi/historical epic.

Karl Urban, meanwhile, will next be on our screens (save for some Xena Warrior Princess re-runs on the sci-fi channel, anyway) in space horror adventure Doom, which tells the (equally implausible) story of a Special Ops squadron who answer a distress call from a science lab on the planet Olduvai, only to discover that a series of mutant and possibly demonic beings are systematically killing off the population there. Clearly, Urban is becoming adept at kicking all kinds of alien ass.

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