Set in the violent world of Viking Britain in 871 AD, Hammer of the Gods is the story of a young Viking warrior, Steinar (Bewley), sent by his father the King (Cosmo) on a quest to find his estranged brother, who was banished from the kingdom many years before. Steinar's epic journey across hostile territory gradually sees him emerge as the man his father wants him to be - the ruthless and unforgiving successor to his throne.
Magnet will release the film in 2013 through its trendsetting Ultra VOD program, where it has had considerable success with period action films, notably Centurion, Black Death and 13 Assassins. Here's what Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles had to say.
Producer and Vertigo Films partner Rupert Preston also released a statement regarding the news.
The deal was negotiated by for Magnet by SVP Dori Begley with Mike Goodridge of Protagonist Pictures.
Hammer of the Gods was released July 5th, 2013 and stars Charlie Bewley, Clive Standen, James Cosmo, Elliot Cowan, Glynis Barber, Ivan Kaye, Michael Jibson, Guy Flanagan. The film is directed by Farren Blackburn.