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Discussion in 'Outlander' started by AD, Oct 24, 2006.

  1. AD

    AD Finder of things, Doer of stuff Staff Member

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    Plot: A man from another galaxy crash-lands on Earth during the time of the Vikings. By accident, he brings with him an alien predator that he must destroy with the help of a Viking tribe. [Sounds wierd enough it could be a lot of fun]

    ***Audio INTERVIEW, Locations Assistant. 4min,32sec***

    ***Video: News clip, 1 min. 55 sec.*** Quicktime ; Real Player
    NOTE: The real video version is higher quality. The quicktime is rather pathetic.

    Pictures of the set under construction: http://s85.photobucket.com/albums/k47/tommyg_71/
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    Cast:

    James Caviezel .... Kainin (“The Passion of the Christ”, “Highwaymen”, “The Thin Red Line”, “GI Jane”, “The Rock”, “My Private Idaho”)
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    Sophia Myles .... Freya (“Underworld”, “Tristan + Isolde”)
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    Jack Huston (“Neighborhood Watch”, TV: “Spartacus”)
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    John Hurt ("Midnight Express," "Elephant Man," “V for Vendetta”, “Manderlay,” "Privateer 2: The Darkening")
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    Patrick Stevenson .... Unferth (TV: “Sentinel” and “PSI Factor)
    Cliff Saunders .... Boromir (“Chicago”, “Open Range”)
    John Nelles .... Donal
    Matt Cooke .... Captain
    Katie Bergin .... Sonja
    John Beale .... Edmund
    Ted Ludzik .... Olaf
    Bailey Maughan .... Viking Boy

    It's also rumored that Ron Perlman (Hellboy) is in the cast playing a grumpy viking fellow called 'Gunnar'.

    Production Companies:

    Ascendant Pictures
    Film & Entertainment VIP Medienfonds 4 GmbH & Co. KG (I)
    Distributors
    Weinstein Company, The (2006) (USA) (theatrical)
    Special Effects
    Patrick Tatopoulos Design Inc. (creature design and production concept design)
    Tatopoulos Studios

    Shooting locations: Nine Mile River, in Nova Scotia (viking village)
    Little Port in Lark Harbour, Humber Arm South, Newfoundland. (opening and closing sequences/funeral pire scene)

    Links:
    http://www.weinsteinco.com/
    www.ascendantpictures.com/
    VIP-medienfonds
    http://www.tatopoulosstudios.net/
    http://www.sophiamyles.org/
    IMDB page for Outlander Incomplete so far... Not all cast credits listed

    there are some IMDB COMMENTS from some extras about their experiences during the Newfoundland portion of the shoot, Some positive, some negative. However, the negative comments seem to stem more from the participants being ill prepared as opposed to actually a problem.


    From: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2006/10/20/outlander-film.html
     
  2. Ace Rimmer

    Ace Rimmer Spaceman

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    Any relation to the Nintendo game?
     
  3. AD

    AD Finder of things, Doer of stuff Staff Member

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    Absolutely not.

    Why would a driving and hand-to-hand combat game have anything do to with Vikings and aliens?

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  4. Ace Rimmer

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    To be honest, when I first saw the thread, I was hoping it was related to the sci-fi/romance novel series by Diana Gabaldon. Yes, that’s right, I said Sci-Fi/Romance!

    The “Outlander” Sci-Fi/Romance Series:

    #1 “Outlander”

    #2 “Dragonfly in Amber”

    #3 “Voyager”

    #4 “Drums of Autumn”

    #5 “The Fiery Cross”

    #6 “A Breath of Snow and Ashes”
     
  5. LeHah

    LeHah 212 Squadron - "The Old Man's Eyes And Ears"

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    I believe that was the Mad Max game that couldn't afford to buy the namesake and had to name it something else.
     
  6. Shaggy

    Shaggy Vice Admiral

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    What no spacestations or Sean Connery!:D
     
  7. Delance

    Delance Victory, you say?

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    So has Roberts gave up directing? Anyway, this sounds like an interesting project. It could be fun, really, if it's done well. Let's hope.
     
  8. AD

    AD Finder of things, Doer of stuff Staff Member

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    That would be "Outland."
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    I don't think we can really say one way or another. For whatever reasons, things didn't pan out for his last project and it never got off the ground. But Gaining experience behind the scenes in the movie buisness is certainly a beneficial endeavor if he does finally manage to make it to the helm again.
     
  9. Delance

    Delance Victory, you say?

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    This movie is actually interesting. Sci-fi movies from around the 70's can be pretty crazy, but this one makes sense. The structure is from a classic western, after all.
     
  10. AD

    AD Finder of things, Doer of stuff Staff Member

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    Another interesting bit I found on the net. Check out the blog entries for very detailed, technical comments on these pieces!:

    http://warehamforgeblog.blogspot.com/2006/08/outlander-norse-film-objects.html

    http://warehamforgeblog.blogspot.com/2006_10_15_warehamforgeblog_archive.html
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    http://warehamforgeblog.blogspot.com/2006/09/outlander-viking-age-cookware.html
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    http://warehamforgeblog.blogspot.com/2006/10/outlander-chain-with-shackles.html
    http://warehamforgeblog.blogspot.com/2006/09/oseberg-tripod-replica.html
     
  11. criticalmass

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    Great.

    A Space Viking film, with a character called Boromir, cast in Newfoundland "because they didn't want Norway", backed by a production company that faces fraud and bankruptcy trials (VIP Medienfonds 4).

    Chris: Smoke in cockpit. Eject.
     
  12. AD

    AD Finder of things, Doer of stuff Staff Member

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    Thurs., Sep. 29, 2005:
    This is over a year old. Maybe it helped delay this movie a bit but considering they've been filming for a week or two now I'm pretty sure they took all that into account. What kind of responsible producers would Chris Roberts and Co. be if they didn't take this into account, Especially when you've known about it for an *entire* year.

    Regarding location: Have you been there? Do you know what kind of effort is involved in shooting in Norway? Do you understand the actual reasons for the picture being shot where it is? (they originaly were talking about shooting in New Zealand). Have you ever been to Newfoundland?

    Taking one phrase (by an *executive* producer no less) without context isn't constructive. Most Hollywood movies are not shot on location and even so, It's impossible to shoot in actual 700 A.D. Norway or Sweden anyway. In which cases the land doesn't necessarily resemble that era any more anyway. It's also possible that there are other political issues involved that make filming in norway either to challenging or too expensive.

    Regarding the name, I have no Idea and these names might not match the finished movie. Still, he isn't one of the leads.
     
  13. Ace Rimmer

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    Space Viking? Is his voice dubbed over by Michael Dorn?
     
  14. Bandit LOAF

    Bandit LOAF Long Live the Confederation! Staff Member

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    That's nothing, did you know that the new Battlestar Galactica isn't actually filmed in space? Shocking, but true.
     
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    What next? You going to tell me that theres no real robots employed on the show?

    (Warning: People who deny existence of robots may be robots themselves)
     
  16. Dyret

    Dyret Super Carrot!

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    I don't know if this has anything to do with anything, but it's constantly raining this time of year. I'm pretty sure we even had a wet christmas last year. :(
     
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    Is that bad?
     
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    A little snow to set the mood wouldn't hurt.
     
  19. Delance

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    I thought this movie took place on newfoundland, since the vikings are supposed to have been there for a while, not that it matters at all.
     
  20. AD

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    Here's an interesting tale worth sharing from one of the extras (a rower actually) who goes by the handle mcjanes:

     

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