July 12, 2008, 2:29 a.m. CST
Does not look terrible---not great---but worth a ticket.
July 12, 2008, 2:30 a.m. CST
July 12, 2008, 2:36 a.m. CST
There goes Jim Caveziel´s chance to play Master Chief in Halo: The Movie... ah well, with this cast this must be pretty cool.
July 12, 2008, 2:38 a.m. CST
by long live the new chris
July 12, 2008, 2:47 a.m. CST
by monster man
reminds me a bit of enemy mine , alien and human crash on planet , only difference is they ended up loving each other in that film , what a classic though i love it
July 12, 2008, 2:51 a.m. CST
by The Guy Who Slept Through Everything.
for a plot that's the basis of a Sci-Fi channel original.
July 12, 2008, 2:58 a.m. CST
pretty cool movie. effects are a bit rough here and there but overall a very good scifi flick. With that said this movie looks balls out awesome.
July 12, 2008, 3:05 a.m. CST
Saw it on <url>www.liveforfilms.com</url> a while back. Think this film will be old school Predator
July 12, 2008, 3:12 a.m. CST
... from a trailer that mentions the producer of 'Lord Of The Ring'... sheesh, does no-one copy check any more?
July 12, 2008, 3:17 a.m. CST
Count me in!
July 12, 2008, 3:20 a.m. CST
that guy cant act worth shit..and this looks straight to video...vikings, spacemen, alien dragons?? what a crock
July 12, 2008, 3:49 a.m. CST
This has just tweak my interest.Could be good, but could be utter shit.
July 12, 2008, 4:37 a.m. CST
Hopefully it doesn't suck. What happen to JC? You think he would've been huge after that torture porn movie he made.
July 12, 2008, 4:41 a.m. CST
so you have ancient times, spaceships, and dragons? This trailer is actually pretty cool but this could be either great or really really terrible. Since I've never heard of it before, I'm assuming the script sucks. But I pray for a pleasant surprise.
July 12, 2008, 4:48 a.m. CST
that may just be the most bat shit adolescent, sounds like it was written by a bored seven year old, plot I have ever heard. Still, I'll go see it. Why the hell not? Great cast, and a bat shit plot to laugh at.
'geraldbeans: so you have ancient times, spaceships, and dragons?' just to clarify its not your average dragon. from what i can gather from the site its an alien beast that escaped from the crashed space craft.
July 12, 2008, 5:01 a.m. CST
by Conans Sword
come on that shit looked fuckin deadly! fuck plot, vikings fighting an alien....legend!
July 12, 2008, 5:12 a.m. CST
...but the rest of it looks pretty cool.
July 12, 2008, 5:34 a.m. CST
Yeah and you know what that means, lots of suckiness.
July 12, 2008, 6:04 a.m. CST
could be worth a ticket
July 12, 2008, 6:15 a.m. CST
July 12, 2008, 6:22 a.m. CST
by The Guy Who Slept Through Everything.
We have your woman, outlander!
July 12, 2008, 6:36 a.m. CST
by The Outlander
Like most of these alien on Earth or people from the future movies I know I’m going to be more interested in what happened before the movie started than what happens during the movie. But it could still be worth seeing, even if it is for the spaceships at the start of the movie.
July 12, 2008, 6:44 a.m. CST
Even if its a big steaming pile of turd my eyes will water with joy! I mean, come on, VIKINGS Vs ALIENS!! Whats not to like! (somebody pull the finger out with the adaptation of Cowboys Vs Aliens)
July 12, 2008, 6:52 a.m. CST
His shoulders seem to be just as wide as his hips, long arms. Anyway, looks like a good enough movie.
July 12, 2008, 7:07 a.m. CST
Although I was more excited about it when Karl Urban was to star... sad as that sounds. Still, it looks like might just to live up to the awesome premise.
July 12, 2008, 7:09 a.m. CST
Nice job there, Barry. Now you look like some nobody who made a sweded version of Lord of the Rings.
July 12, 2008, 7:50 a.m. CST
I love seeing all these pricks that turn their nose up at Outlander's premise, but go balls-out crazy in love with a story where a wealthy businessman dresses up in a latex bat costume to fight a serial-killer clown and an insane burn-victim ex-DA. It's all fantasy, folks... enjoy it for what it is and leave the nitpicking to the real prudes.
July 12, 2008, 7:52 a.m. CST
chances are I'll see it anyway. At least on DVD.
July 12, 2008, 7:53 a.m. CST
Everyone knows the talkbackers are assholes , even us..
July 12, 2008, 7:56 a.m. CST
That's what it seems like, an 80's sci-fi action flick. Looks fun.
July 12, 2008, 8:10 a.m. CST
...my complaint about most B movies these days is that they don't seem to know that they're B movies...so they play it safe and end up looking like low rent summer blockbusters. B movies should love themselves just the way they are and then show us some truly and deeply crazy shit that a major studio wouldn't touch with a ten inch pole...
July 12, 2008, 8:17 a.m. CST
That fucking hilarious. I'll see it just by the description.
July 12, 2008, 8:51 a.m. CST
or have a subtitled film. No pleasing some assholes here.
July 12, 2008, 9 a.m. CST
Pathfinder meets Predator meets Reign of Fire. Now that's a scary thought. When is the release date for this and is it direct to DVD?
July 12, 2008, 9:06 a.m. CST
IMDB says there is a female character with red hair named Sonja. Is that a joke or something? http://tinyurl.com/6ouzt7
July 12, 2008, 9:10 a.m. CST
BTW, I have never seen a tiny URL do that before but it does work.
July 12, 2008, 9:15 a.m. CST
Any info on the release date of this?
July 12, 2008, 9:19 a.m. CST
any different than Reign of Fire to me. Why is it that no one can ever make a good dragon flick?
July 12, 2008, 9:41 a.m. CST
Bu then again, trailers can make anything look good. I will probably see it though, looks kinda interesting.
July 12, 2008, 9:42 a.m. CST
the dragon in the film whould actually be a big space-robot-thingy that shoots laserbeams and is just interpreted as a dragon by the vikings (cause they just don't know what else to make of it). i'm going to watch this...at least on dvd
July 12, 2008, 9:44 a.m. CST
July 12, 2008, 9:52 a.m. CST
Cute fangirls, a gay Wolverine dude, and assorted freaks. http://tinyurl.com/5vdfxz
July 12, 2008, 9:55 a.m. CST
"Outland"? "Dragonheart"? Get it? I don't know why I bother....
July 12, 2008, 10:12 a.m. CST
it can't be worse than D-War, can it? Besides, it's MOTHER-FUCKIN' VIKINGS FIGHTING MOTHER-FUCKIN' ALIENS! That's about a billion times more interesting than a bunch of mother-fuckin' snakes on a mother-fuckin' plane.
July 12, 2008, 10:14 a.m. CST
then it will be good...yeah.
July 12, 2008, 10:21 a.m. CST
This is the craziest trailer I've seen out of Hollywood in years. What's great news is that it looks like a very well made squirrelshitnuts crazy film and that's my favorite kind.
July 12, 2008, 10:25 a.m. CST
by Grammaton Cleric Binks
Oh wait.. Vikins vs. aliens plus Perlman equals ....sold!
July 12, 2008, 11:02 a.m. CST
July 12, 2008, 11:03 a.m. CST
I'll check it out if the reviews are good.
July 12, 2008, 11:14 a.m. CST
As fucking wacked out insane as that seemed, I couldn't help feeling I've seen it before. It's like a bunch of D&D geeks took a break one night, got stoned, spent the night flipping back and forth between Reign of Fire and The Thirteenth Warrior, and woke up the next morning with a brilliant idea.
July 12, 2008, 11:16 a.m. CST
by T 1000 xp professional
not a remake and it has Vikings Aliens and Jesus. What more can you guys want?
July 12, 2008, 11:21 a.m. CST
Other than that oddity, I'm intrigued.
July 12, 2008, 11:42 a.m. CST
but I guess they stuck to english to make it easier for everybody. I don't mind, better than a silly sounding Norwegian accent. It's really hard to sound tough in Norway.
July 12, 2008, 11:50 a.m. CST
Or a Texas accent. But it just always amuses me how we easily accept that people from long ago talk like Brits no matter where they are from. Anyway - looks like good popcorn fun.
July 12, 2008, 12:35 p.m. CST
Hosting the trailer. Why hasn't anyone mentioned that?<p>We are simply awed by the beautiful trailer for this movie. It looks fantastic. The effects look fantastic. The Movie looks fantastic. Basically, we're nearly rendered speechless. We're also quite astounded by how beautiful the cinematography looks and how closely the shots match the concept art. I think We'll let the film do the talking. We are proud to bring you the International theatrical trailer for Outlander, Staring James Caviezel, Sophia Myles, and Jack Huston and featuring Ron Perlman and John Hurt!<p>Also, they explain how to buy your tickets for showings... in Latvia!<p>Fantastic.
July 12, 2008, 1:05 p.m. CST
In a good way. It's about time a Sci-fi movie excited me.
July 12, 2008, 1:26 p.m. CST
by Bricktops hammer
It might be good but I feel like I've seen this trailer a hundred times, nothing special
July 12, 2008, 1:49 p.m. CST
Ok i have not seen this movie, looks alright though and the cast is good, another note on the cast, there is a guy in the movie, not sure if he can act, but he looks perfect for the role of Thor, his name is James Preston Rogers, there is a patition online to sign if people think he is worthy of Thor, i think everyone should check it out and make up there own opinion on it, i dont want some guy who cant act to play Thor, But man does he look the part, but who knows, maybe he can act:P
July 12, 2008, 1:55 p.m. CST
This sounds like it came from a manipulative spec script and we'll never hear from the writer again. What's up with all the Versus movies lately? The effects of Alien Versus Predator and the Underworld Movies? Vampire Versus Zombie, Cowboys And Aliens et cetera, et cetera. Anyway...
July 12, 2008, 2 p.m. CST
by random dude
At least, in Latvia.
July 12, 2008, 2:02 p.m. CST
by Lord John Whorfin
So, Caviezel plays an alien, right? Well why the fuck can't he look like an alien? That's boring. And I'll bet he's not an alien, he's from the future. Still, looks okay.
July 12, 2008, 2:09 p.m. CST
Like Krull or Beastmaster or Conan but with CG. Might just be pretty damned cool!
July 12, 2008, 2:27 p.m. CST
Thor is already a pretty cheesy concept in the comics, as opposed to the no holds barred ancient mythological tales of adventure bout the real Thor and Odin. They be full of battle, blood, strategy and wonder, and they sure dont wear no gay Marvel supersuits. Preston Rogers looks like he would make a totally cheesy Thor, worse than FF cheesy. Thor needs to be somebody like a young Dolph Lundgren, somebody who looks scandinavian, and hard in a real way, not just puffed up in the gym and with burgers. Viggo Mortensen if he'd been younger and a bit heftier. Mads Mikkelsen would be a charismatic choice.
July 12, 2008, 2:38 p.m. CST
by SID 8.0
Alien/13th Warrior fell to it. Might be the surprise of the summer like Equillibrium.
July 12, 2008, 2:42 p.m. CST
I hate how a cool concept like Pathfinder is made into something so bad it almost kills a whole genre. The norwegian movie it was loosely based on had so much more heart and thought behind it. That doesnt mean the idea sucks though, this Outlander looks pretty decent. There's some good actors in this one. Dragon's a bit cheap mayhaps, but the vikings and the ambience looks great.
July 12, 2008, 3:41 p.m. CST
by I Dunno
Darkness, shadows, an explosion here and there...yeah, looks great.
July 12, 2008, 3:51 p.m. CST
Looking through the comments, saw one or two things that should be straightened out. ONE - Ron Perlman NOT hard to work with. A pro and a gentleman. No ass was seen by anyone. TWO - Caviezel, the alien has to LEARN to speak the local tongue, doesn't just know it. THREE - there are NO dragons in the movie. Just a word Kainan's character uses to try to explain the big nasty he inadvertently brought to Earth. FOUR - the Moorwen looks cool. CGI good. (altho that's subjective) FIVE - unofficial trailer, which explains the stupid, stupid typo. SIX - the script was fucking awesome. I know. I wrote it. (I shit you not)
July 12, 2008, 4:32 p.m. CST
Don't be so modest, Dirk. ;)
July 12, 2008, 4:33 p.m. CST
I used my own name, haha. That's how modest I am.
July 12, 2008, 4:58 p.m. CST
This is an exciting, imaginative, very cool film that is better than 90% of the stuff out there, and should be seen on the BIG SCREEN to be fully appreciated! From what I hear though, they are still searching for proper distribution and its theatrical fate lies in the balance. If you want to see it, you should let it be known.
July 12, 2008, 5:14 p.m. CST
that looks sweet.
July 12, 2008, 5:26 p.m. CST
...seriously?...will you sign my boobs with a Sharpie?
July 12, 2008, 6:06 p.m. CST
Mr. Blackman co-wrote the screenplay with the director. I know I've been pushing for this film for for Nearly a year and half. It looks cool and even if it is "formulaic" the story is pretty out there and looks plain awesome. So, I take it the Weinsteins are playing chicken with this one? It doesn't make sense to me but it might be a good thing if Outlander can get shifted (very soon I hope) to a different studio with the balls to put it in theaters *and* actually promote it. For everyone's info, the weinsteins bought the distribution rights on spec back in 2005 (or was it 2004?) before the film was ever shot. Since then their distribution heads have changed and I don't think they liked what happened with Grindhouse much even if it was their own lack of promotion that probably killed it. AND outlander isn't just a sci-fi viking epic, it's a gory R-rated sci-fi viking epic.
July 12, 2008, 6:11 p.m. CST
July 12, 2008, 7:37 p.m. CST
Seriously, yes. And I would be more than honored to sign your boobs. I hope you don't mind, but I usually sign boobs with my fine point sharpie rather than the ultra-fine, which has been known to cause some discomfort. Perhaps I press down to hard. Or perhaps it's because I always hold my sharpie between my teeth when I sign boobs.
July 12, 2008, 7:38 p.m. CST
Well, we weren't aiming for sea lion. We were trying to design something that when the adventure was all over, the vikings might use as a design on their ships that would eventually become a dragon motif.
July 12, 2008, 7:46 p.m. CST
That looks awesome, actually. Everyone's always complaining about the dearth of original stories coming out of Hollywood, that everything's a remake now. <p> Well...?
July 12, 2008, 8:24 p.m. CST
then that is after the time when beowulf is set.
July 12, 2008, 9:57 p.m. CST
and echorock if you did write this...good for you...anything new and fresh is welcome to me. I'm all about it. www.bathrobekimono.com
July 12, 2008, 10:42 p.m. CST
by Sir Loin
Come on, you weenies. If we were talking about Mohammed you'd say something like, "starring THE GUY WHO PLAYED THE ISLAMIC PROPHET BUT WE CAN'T SAY HIS REAL NAME BECAUSE WE DON'T OFFEND ANYONE EXCEPT JESUS FREAKS."
July 13, 2008, 5:15 a.m. CST
crap very easily.
July 13, 2008, 7:50 a.m. CST
It doesn't always work, but the plot is loopy enough and the visuals are neat. I assume they'll explain why everyone's speaking English in a way other than than "THIS IS AMERICA, DAMMIT!"
July 13, 2008, 8:11 a.m. CST
from space <P> badass <P> name starting in K
July 13, 2008, 9:57 a.m. CST
I thought this guy had been 'exiled' from Hollywood by some Jews conspiracy
July 13, 2008, 12:42 p.m. CST
Well... at the risk of offending a not insignificant portion of the population, I always thought pretending you were someone else and claiming credit online was pretty loser. I've got way too big an ego for that. As for release dates, politics dictate I say virtually nothing. Let's just say you've drawn your own conclusions...
July 13, 2008, 2:43 p.m. CST
Damn! This trailer rocked! I can’t wait to see this movie now, at first, watching it, I thought it was just another lame movie with sword battles, then a freaking spaceship crashes!?! then Cavizel comes out of this cool ass spacesuit, then to top it off, he’s there to kill a dragon! I was put off by this movies title, but after watching the trailer, my mind has been changed. Bring it on!!
July 13, 2008, 5:03 p.m. CST
Hey i admit i dont know much about James preston rogers, but what sold me on his look for Thor was the pic of him in Outlander, he has a big beard with braids and such in it, not cheesy looking at all, but again i have no idea if he can act, i am a huge fan of the Thor comics but also in norse mythos, its actually more than mythos to me as i am starting to research and firmly believe in Asatru, from what Harry says of the script and if you have read the comics latley, especially the moni series Ages of Thunder, Thor has come along way from his cheesy roots, oh and i also Hated both Fantastic four movies, except of course Doug Jones as Silver Surfer:P
July 13, 2008, 9:57 p.m. CST
Looks good, and the fact that Barry Osborne produced it, not a bad idea emphasizing that connection with LOTR. If i remember correctly, Osborne directed a few scenes in LOTR. Not sure who this director is though, but I think he was a POW in Vietnam.
July 13, 2008, 10:12 p.m. CST
I used to think "D.E.B.S." was the best movie ever made because of its lesbian schoolgirl secret agents fighting lesbian schoolgirl jewel thieves plot, but vikings vs. alien dragons beats it. This is the best movie of all time. Hands down.
July 13, 2008, 11:01 p.m. CST
by Wolfman Nards
Some guy from the distant future goes back in time to the time of the vikings to slay a dragon? How did studio execs not fall out of their chairs laughing at this absurdity?
July 13, 2008, 11:15 p.m. CST
Oh, what the hell. A little more debunking before dinner. Actually, Jim's character is not from the future. He is from an alien race who seeded our world millennia ago, hence the physical resemblance. He crash-lands on earth in the viking era, accidentally releasing an alien creature. (no dragons. promise) Mayhem ensues. The legend of Beowulf is born from sci-fi roots. The names have been changed to protect the innocent executives who weren't down with "Wigclif" or "Hrothgar"
July 13, 2008, 11:28 p.m. CST
At least I hope those critical are not the same comic book fanboys who inexplicably loved Hellboy...and what's the premise of that film? The son of the Devil is a secret agent and uses really big guns...and oh ya, he looks literally how any fundamentalist would describe, literally red, and with horns. The point is, if Outlander had originally been a comic book or graphic novel, the premise would not be questioned. Since when is aliens showing up in the past a stretch? I love also among the complaints that somehow a dragon from our world is more believable than an alien dragon. I would like the movie less if JC was from the future, since that type of time travel is even beyond science fiction with recent discoveries of the shape of our universe.
July 14, 2008, 12:25 a.m. CST
I love how you think Dir.. er, Echorock. I really do hope you guys sort out the distribution issues quickly. I would worry that the longer it's out in europe the more likely it will devalue in the eyes of the suits at wherever you finally make a deal. I'm rooting for you. Hopefully the showings at Fantasy Filmfest in Germany next month will get even more buzz going. I can't count how many times I've heard the time travel stuff and have tried to set the record straight...
July 14, 2008, 1:02 a.m. CST
Just scrolled up didn't realize the guy who wrote the screenplay is posting. Cool, I'm glad JC is an alien, and I kind of figured he was just using the term 'dragon' so the vikings would understand. I'm also glad your alien creature isn't a CGI'd Angelina Jolie
July 14, 2008, 1:50 a.m. CST
and I do this for a living. I mean the cuts are like 10 frames long so who knows, but looks like an amazing consistent vision of fantastical beauty. How did they do it and why havn't we heard anything about this before now?!
July 14, 2008, 10:45 a.m. CST
or did that CGI LOOK LIKE ASS. The 'dragon' looks like something shit out of that late 90s godzilla remake. The concept is 'neat' but the look was pretty much crap to me.
July 14, 2008, 2:11 p.m. CST
90's godzilla remake= probably since the creature designer for both is patrick tatoupolis
July 14, 2008, 2:20 p.m. CST
by Curious Jorge
If the guy has spaceship technology, what's the point of fighting this thing with swords?
July 14, 2008, 2:31 p.m. CST
spaceship crashed. weapons lost. has to figure out how to kill it.
July 15, 2008, 7:15 p.m. CST
July 15, 2008, 7:16 p.m. CST
Gah... Anyway there's a new trailer on the net! Looks good. http://outlander.solsector.net/