The Long Ships Movie

The Long Ships movie production status is currently Development

May 20, 2014 • Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight'. The film will go into production in 2016 with an eye to a 2017 release.

Who's Involved:

Stellan Skarsgard, Hans Petter Moland, Tobias Lindholm, Peter Aalbaek

Release Date:

To Be Announced (TBA)

Rating: N/A

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

Set in the 10th century, Red Orm, canny, courageous, and above all lucky boy, is abducted from his Danish home by Vikings and made to take his place at the oars of their dragon-prowed ships.


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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: Who's making The Long Ships

A look at the The Long Ships behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Hans Petter Moland last directed Out Stealing Horses and A Somewhat Gentle Man. The film's writer Tobias Lindholm last wrote The Commune and A War (Krigen).


Tobias Lindholm


Peter Aalbaek

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Key Facts

  1. Based on Frans G. Bengtsson's novel, first published in the US and UK in 1955.

Filming Timeline

On or about May 20, 2014, the film was in Development status.

The film will go into production in 2016 with an eye to a 2017 release.

On or about May 21, 2013, the film was in Announced status.

Zentropa and Nordisk Film are to produce the adaptation of the 1945 Swedish bestseller. No screenwriter or director is attached yet.

The Long Ships Release Date: When is it coming out?

The Long Ships is coming out To Be Announced (TBA).

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