Magnolia Pictures has picked up North American film distribution rights from Trust Nordisk for Ragnarok, reports Variety. The action adventure from Norway directed by Mikkel Brænne Sandemose, stars Pål Sverre Hagen, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Bjørn Sundquist and Sofia Helin.
This comes after Magnolia recently acquired Stateside distribution rights to Erick Skjoldbjaerg's Pioneer thriller starring Aksel Hennie, Wes Bentley and Stephen Lang, also from Trust Nordisk.
The film's synopsis:
In Ragnarok, archeologist Sigurd Svendsen (Pål Sverre Hagen) has for years been obsessed with the Oseberg Viking ship. The only inscription found on the ship is the enigmatic ´man knows little` written in runes. Sigurd is sure that the Oseberg ship contains the answer to the mystery of Ragnarok, the end of days in Norse mythology. When his friend Allan finds similar runes on a stone from the north of Norway, Sigurd becomes convinced that the runes are in fact a treasure map. Together they mount an expedition group and their adventure leads to “No man’s Land” between Norway and Russia, which has been deserted for decades. Here Sigurd learns the true meaning of the runes - a secret more terrifying than he could possibly imagine.
Check out the film's official site.