Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wanna' see this Movie?

A friend of mine while on a trip to Scotland conceived this idea.... and yes were already developing it and yes its registered with the WGA. Wanna see it? I sure do. Heres the one sheet. ie ( movie poster)



Blogger steve said...

Don't really know what it is, but I'm interested! Glad to see a new post!

Oh, and I got into CCA, so maybe I'll see you around campus one of these days. Start Spring 09!! :)

9:14 PM  
Blogger technogreek said...

I do want to see it. :)

Happy Holidays Mark!

7:11 AM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

Steve------ The story is about the first Vikings to reach the british Isles. I'm not talking Lindisfarne, but before that. Vikings were seen scouting the coasts. so whene did they first come over and what did they do?

Thats what the movie is about.

See you at CCA

Technogreek-------- Me too man!!!

Happy Holidays


8:18 PM  
Blogger mnmears said...

so this will be out in 2014?

Yes, I want to see it -- anything you're attached to is worth my time simply based on the track record of the projects you've worked on ... pretty impressive and always entertaining.

Have a great holiday season ... may this break be as mentally productive as the holiday break you took while working on "Ratatouille."

1:19 AM  
Blogger Sant Arellano said...

I want to see it, looks very very interesting.

I've always been interested about Vikings, are there any films that made a faithful portrayal of vikings?

What about Berserkers? Aren't they facinating?

Happy Holidays Mandrews!


8:31 AM  
Blogger Graham Ross said...

I'm sure it will be awesome! But have you considered how the second or third viking might feel about it?

4:44 PM  
Blogger Leo Matsuda said...

Badass, Mark!!! Cant wait to see how these Vikings would look like and how they would behave. Sounds a very interesting idea!!!

10:12 AM  
Blogger Joshua Dotson said...

The silhouette of a warrior viking standing on top of a fiery mountain.. I'm already sold! lol.

6:48 AM  
Blogger Munchanka said...

I'm guessing the sooner I get your books back to you, the sooner we get to see the film. One of my players got me another fairly comprehensive book about the vikings including some of their runic alphabet.
Viva la Valhalla!

2:24 PM  
Blogger Munchanka said...

Oh, here's a good line for your script: "Heavy is the head that wears the crown, but heavier still are his pockets."

2:26 PM  
Blogger Meesimo said...

Ripe for awesomeness,
I'd wait in line to see it!

5:41 PM  
Blogger Parka said...

Looks like an epic already.

7:01 PM  
Blogger de aap said...

This reply is not related to this post -awesome idea b.t.w.- but I wanted to tell you I was surprised when I read your Iraq-comic in Afterworks 2.
(I bought part 1 & 2 last month)

The first page is pretty much like the first page of a comic I was making in 2006! (your page is a lot more dynamicly drawn, though)I never finished my comic, the rest didn't resemble yours at all.

I hope you want to take a look at my page, it's on my blog.

Also your work is amazing, I love the Incredibles, One Man Band and the Iron Giant!

1:45 PM  
Blogger jackd up productions said...

Hey Marksan! how is it going? I like the Viking idea...When is the Archer comic coming out?

6:22 AM  
Blogger jackd up productions said...

Hey Marksan! how is it going? I like the Viking idea...When is the Archer comic coming out?

6:22 AM  
Blogger Rob A. said...

Got to say this is one of my fav periods of history!
So little is truly known yet there has been so much written and discovered. The transition between cultures and their dominance is long and powerful. The death of Rome and the advent of Celts/Britons/Angles/Saxons and the Nordic peoples is a wonderful and sometime violent melting pot!
Can't wait!

6:51 AM  
Blogger Corey said...

I would definately love to see a film about this

3:44 PM  
Blogger ROHIT IYER said...

What I wanna see is...

A tag-team match between Shazar, Colossus, Blackjack, The Keeper and The Viking.

Winner takes all!

3:12 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

I will pay you to work on this. Or at least bake you cookies.

6:16 PM  
Blogger Khylov said...

Don't know how far back Lindisfarne goes, but I found a couple of things on Wikipedia that were interesting:

-The Heimskringla: Gives the spiel of Nordic history from Odin up to the Uppsala domains. Most of the kings after Odin's grandson end up falling into brewing vats or running into rocks while chasing gnomes, dying in the process (yes, they had alcohol in those days); and there are alot of mythic elements in the earlier parts. But is some good story material - you can't beat berserkers being described as mad dogs who bite their shields before battle. Includes some short skaldic poems.

-Agrip: Again, another synoptic history. The wiki page has a link to the full thing in pdf (under the Viking Society for Northern Research link in the references). Haven't read it yet, so who knows.

8:07 PM  
Blogger tomm said...

Hi Mark,

I hope you can come to ours creening in Pixar tommorow - "The Secret of Kells" Its got Vikings aplentY!

11:18 AM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...


probably not 2014. but stranger things have happened.


berserkers are fascinating totally. The celts had their version of it called the warp spasm. its awesome. king arthur was supposidly supposed to be able to warp!


I have talked to viking two and three and they are all signed up for the sequels.


It will be a great journey for the audience as well.


yeah its a bit over used but hell it works for a reason!!!!


yes because you have all my research material the production has ground to a halt. and good quote you picked out from the Hamval!!!!


I'd wait in line too. hopefully the line will wrap several times around the block.


You called it right!

Jacked up------

cool. Glad you like Vikings. I'll get some of your ancestors in there. maybe even a cameo.

as for archers.....soon!

Rob A-----

It is quite a mystery when the vikings even headed west. It only about a two to three week trip in open water....but how did they know that? or did they? It pretty much understood why they did. over crowding and loss of resources ie people- people to make things till the land ect. Its a fascinating culture and time period. Can't wait to make it come alive like never before.




cookies please and lots of them. vikings get hungry. its the cold!


793 or there abouts. but is was not a chance encounter. they had scoped the place out and could only have done that by having a base somewhere north. its was planned for sure. so where did they first land and when did they first arrive. There are accounts of seeing them in the early 700's and some kings on the east coast of scotland ( not called that then) building shore defenses.

thanks for the tip. I'll check it out


I'd love to. very interested in the film when I saw the posters. It looks beautiful. wanna wanna wanna see it!

Mandrews Out

9:30 PM  
Blogger pappy d said...

cool idea!

"so when did they first come over and what did they do?"

I hope the tower of flames doesn't give away too much.

12:23 PM  

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