True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten Moves From Vampires to Vikings

September 11, 2013 by  

Northmen – A Viking Saga is Kwanten’s Latest Movie Endeavour:

Ryan Kwanten stars as Jason Stackhouse in HBO's True BloodNo, Jason Stackhouse is not teaming up with Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard)! Instead, Ryan Kwanten (who plays Stackhouse in HBO’s True Blood) has joined the cast of the latest movie about Vikings. Other cast members include: Tom Hopper, Charlie Murphy, Ed Skrein ( from HBO’s other juggernaut, Game of Thrones), Ken Duken, Anatole Taubman and James Norton.

Northmen – A Viking Saga will tell the tale of Viking marauders trapped in enemy territory in Scotland. The movie is being co-produced by Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Two Oceans Productions and Jumping Horse Film. The producers include: Karin G. Dietrich, Ralph S. Dietrich Daniel Hoeltschi, Marco Del Bianco, Frank Kaminski, Ulrich Stiehm and Rolf Wappenschmitt. Deitrich had the following to say about the movie:

Northmen – A Viking Saga is a film that is close to all of our hearts.  It tells a timeless story of courage, camaraderie and adventure, with exciting historical roots that have stimulated significant, and ever increasing, interest in the last few years. This is an epic and ambitious project but we could not feel more confident about the cast and crew that has come together to bring the story to life.

Kwanten is currently on location in Brazil (for the movie Rio, eu te amo), but once that is over, he will head to South Africa and Germany where filming for Northman – A Viking Saga will take place over the course of eight weeks. Claudio Fah (of Sniper: Reloaded and Hollow Man 2 fame) will be directing.

There is no word yet on the character Ryan Kwanten will be playing, or how big his role will be. What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Screen Daily – Ryan Kwanten sails for Northmen

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)

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