Magnet Releasing Takes U.S. Rights to Viking Epic HAMMER OF THE GODS

The Wagner/Cuban Company’s Magnet Releasing, genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, announced today they have acquired US rights to HAMMER OF THE GODS, a Viking epic from Vertigo Films and Protagonist Pictures. The feature film debut of Farren Blackburn, HAMMER OF THE GODS is a visceral, intense action film starring Charlie Bewley (The Twilight Saga, Like Crazy) and James Cosmo (Braveheart, Game of Thrones), produced by Rupert Preston and Hubi Von Liel. Magnet acquired the film from a promo screened at AFM.

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.

“HAMMER OF THE GODS has all the makings of a tremendously thrilling and stylish action film,” said Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles. “We are very happy to be in business again with the wonderful people at Vertigo Films.”

“We are all excited to be working again with the team at Magnolia Pictures who were such a strong US partner on Monsters and Bronson. Their excitement and enthusiasm for HAMMER OF THE GODS was apparent from the start, and we look forward to another successful collaboration,” said the film’s producer and Vertigo partner Preston.

Recent News



TED 2 - New Restricted Trailer

THE BOY NEXT DOOR - DVD Clips

THE WEDDING RINGER DVD Clips

THE STARS COME OUT AS 2015 SOHO INTL FILM FESTIVAL BEGINS THURSDAY MAY 14

On DVD and Blu-ray April 28, 2015

EVERY HIGH SCHOOL IN THE U.S. TO RECEIVE ACADEMY AWARD®-WINNING “SELMA” ON DVD

BLACK MASS - First Look

THE VISIT - Trailer

WHERE HOPE GROWS - Trailer

PARAMOUNT PICTURES, NEW REGENCY AND PLAN B ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCE BALE, CARELL, GOSLING AND PITT COMING ABOARD “THE BIG SHORT” FROM DIRECTOR ADAM MCKAY

Taormina Film Festival Celebrates 61 Years This June

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN JOINS THE FILM FOUNDATION’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS

KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE Digital HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD Release Date

CHAPPiE - Digital HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD Release Date

WARNER BROS. PICTURES CONFIRMS THE LEGO® PIECES OF ITS ANIMATION SLATE INTO 2018

More News

DVD Release Schedule

Movie Release Schedule

Movie Reviews