Sometime in the next year before Outlander hits theaters I want to catch up on some viking movies. So here's the playlist so far: First up is "Beowulf and Grendel." This Canada/ Iceland Production was shot in Iceland and start Gerard Butler. Outlander is essentially Beowulf where the hero and monster are aliens. Interestingly the costumes from this movie were shipped to Canada and are used in outlander as costumes for all the extras. The second I've seen a long time ago. "the Thirteenth Warrior" is based on Michael Chrichton's "Eaters of the Dead" which he wrote a a dare to make Beowulf entertaining. It's been a while since I've read the novel. THe movie had some great cinematography. Someday I hope they make an extended cut available. Read on here for info on some of what was shot and not used: http://vts.bc.ca/extra.htm Third up is Pathfinder that stars Karl Urban -who was originaly slated to play the Kainan role in Outlander. Mostly this is of interest because it is a contemporary viking movie. I don't know if it's getting a theatrical release or not. Here's some neat poster art: http://www.impawards.com/2006/pathfinder_xlg.html http://www.impawards.com/2006/pathfinder_ver3_xlg.html Have any thoughts or more suggestions for Viking movies to get in the mood with? Let me know what you think here.