July 11th, 2008



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During the reign of the Vikings, Kainan, a man from a far-off world, crash lands on Earth, bringing with him an alien predator known as the Moorwen. Though both man and monster are seeking revenge for violence committed against them, Kainan leads the alliance to kill the Moorwen by fusing his advanced technology with the Viking's Iron Age weaponry.

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 6.3/10 (29,966 voted)

Critic's Score: 40/100

Director: Howard McCain

Stars: Jim Caviezel, Sophia Myles, Ron Perlman

In 709 AD, in the Iron Age, a spacecraft crashes in the Viking kingdom of Herot, Norway, and the pilot Kainan survives. He turns the beacon on; learns the language and culture of the planet using a machine; and finds that the predator, Moorwen, that he was transporting, had escaped. While chasing the alien monster, he finds a village completely destroyed and is arrested by the warrior Wulfric, believing that he killed the locals - Kainan is brought to Herot as a prisoner.

Writers: Dirk Blackman, Howard McCain

Jim Caviezel - Kainan
Sophia Myles - Freya
Jack Huston - Wulfric
John Hurt - Hrothgar
Cliff Saunders - Boromir
Patrick Stevenson - Unferth
Aidan Devine - Einar
Ron Perlman - Gunnar
Bailey Maughan - Erick
John Nelles - Donal (as John E. Nelles)
James Preston Rogers - Bjorn (as James Rogers)
Scott Owen - Aethril
Petra Prazak - Mara
Owen Pattison - Galen, son of Kainen
Matt Cooke - Captain

Taglines: It destroyed his world. He won't let it destroy ours.


Official Website: Official Blog | Official site [uk] |

Release Date: 11 July 2008

Filming Locations: Bay of Islands, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Box Office Details

Budget: $50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $59,581 (USA) (25 January 2009) (81 Screens)

Gross: $160,641 (USA) (8 March 2009)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

One of the shields in Shield Hall is painted like the Norwegian Flag.

Continuity: Boromir's tattoo when offering Kainan the mead is of a bears face, every other scene it is kind of like a bears paw.

Freya: If you truly believe that you write the tale of your life, then the end is up to you.

User Review

Berlin Fantasy Film Fest

Rating: 7/10

Caught a screening of this last night in Berlin. Cinema was completely packed, not a spare seat in the house, and the crowd really seemed to enjoy it. I thought the film was great, really cool genre pic that comes across as a nice mixture of Predator/Braveheart/Beowulf, all the while managing to feel quite original on its own. Nice cast, Nice Script, and everything is handled a hell of a lot more intelligently than what you'd expect from a movie which is essentially 'Giant Alien Vs Vikings'. Why this is only getting such a limited release is beyond me, I think it could actually do quite well if given the chance. Basically anyone who enjoys Sci-Fi Action/Adventure done well should be looking forward to checking this one out when and if they get the chance.


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