29 Aug– The Malaysian-made production by KRU, "Vikingdom" will hit cinemas in the United States on 4 October before moving to over 10 countries. The countries that the film will be screened include Britain, Australia and other countries, including Scandinavian ones. The film will also be released locally in Malaysia next month.
"We have a commitment of 30 to 50 screens in the US. It is not a big release, but it's still a release. It's an achievement to get screened in cinemas (internationally) and some will be available in 3D," said "Vikingdom" director Yusry Abdul Halim.
The film, no matter how well it does overseas, will still be a source of excitement for many including Finas chairman Datuk Md Afendi Hamdan, who said, "Yes! This is the kind of movie that we want!"
With a budget of over RM20 million, the PG-13 rated film is estimated to be Malaysia's largest production yet and will be distributed internationally by Universal Pictures.
It was originally written by the film's executive producer Norman Abdul Halim, though it was rewritten by Los Angeles-based writer James Coyne. The film also stars TV series "Prison Break" star Dominic Purcell, Natassia Malthe as his love interest and Conan Stevens as the antagonist.
"Vikingdom" will open in TGV cinemas nationwide on 12 September.