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A space visitor lands in seventh-century Viking Norway, accidentally bringing with him a monster who threatens the entire Norse society. He joins with the Norsemen to fight the deadly creature.

Genre - Sci-Fi

Director(s) - Howard McCain

Writer(s) - Dirk Blackman and Howard McCain

Cast - Jim Caviezel, Sophia Myles, Jack Huston , Ron Perlman and John Hurt

Blue Rider's Role - Bridge financier

Distributor(s) - Alliance Films (North America), Momentum Pictures (UK), Wild Bunch (oveseas), Hai Le (Taiwan)

Release Date - 2009

Synopsis - Kainan, a space visitor who crash-lands among the majestic fjords of a seventh century Norwegian Viking village, unwittingly brings with him a murderous monster from another world--called The Moorwen. As the Moorwen ravages the Viking world, Kainan forms an unlikely alliance with the fierce, primitive Norse warriors. Kainan and the Vikings apply advanced technology to Iron Age weaponry in their desperate attempt to kill the monster, before it destroys everyone.

Critics' Quotes
"Outlander" is one amusing motion picture, and it helps that the filmmaking remains refreshingly alert throughout. Director Howard McCain deftly mixes cues from Viking iconography and sci-fi staples to indulge in a straight-up monster movie, a swift B-picture that knows its audience and endeavors to offer fans a full plate of monster mayhem, bloodletting, and sword-happy heroics."
--Brian Orndorf, DVD Talk

"It's entertaining nonsense with major league special effects, larger-than-life characters and inventive monsters that draw on the 'Aliens' and 'Predator' models, being terrifying but also vaguely sympathetic."
--Ray Bennett, The Hollywood Reporter

Awards and major credits

Nominated for Directors Guild of Canada award in sound editing.

Executive producers: Dirk Blackman, Don Carmody (seven awards for works including Johnny Mnemonic and Pompei), Philip Elway, Andreas Grosch (CableACE award for The Whipping Boy), Kia Jam, Karen Loop, Marcus Schofer and Barrie M. Osborne (13 major awards and 11 more noms for the three Lord of the Rings films).

Cinematography by Pierre Gill (18 awars and 16 more nominations for works including Casanova, Hitler: The Rise of Evil, The Art of War and Joan of Arc.

Composer: Geoff Zanelli (three major awards and four more noms for Into the West, Shrek the Third and Disturbia).

Internet Movie Database entry for Outlander

Outlander Teaser Trailer

Outlander official blog

Another Outlander trailer

More Outlander trailers

Interview with Editor David Dodson

Outlander page at Wikipedia

Fan site

Interview with Director/co-writer Howard McCain in Italy

Official Site (U.S.--Weinstein)

Official U.K. Site

Official Blog

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