Roar Uthaug to direct Troll for Netflix
James R | On 26, Aug 2020
Netflix has ordered Norwegian feature Troll from director Roar Uthaug.
The Norwegian language action-adventure film will be directed by the Tomb Raider and The Wave helmet. Espen Horn and Kristian Strand Sinkerud from Motion Blur, also the production company behind Norwegian Netflix film Cadaver, will produce.
Deep inside the mountain of Dovre, something gigantic awakens after being trapped for a thousand years. Destroying everything in its path, the creature is fast approaching the capital of Norway. But how do you stop something you thought only existed in Norwegian folklore?
Uthaug says: “Troll is an idea that has been developing in the back of my mind for over 20 years. To finally be able to realize it with the enthusiastic and ambitious people at Netflix and Motion Blur is truly a dream come true. I can’t wait to unleash this Norwegian monster on the world.”
David Kosse, Vice President, International Original Film: “We are incredibly proud to bring a Norwegian project of this scale to the world together with Roar Uthaug and Motion Blur. Roar is an extremely skilled filmmaker and I’m excited for him to go back to his Norwegian roots with this ambitious, fun film.”
“We are thrilled to bring Troll to life, a Norwegian fairy tale figure, played, directed and produced by Norwegians for the global market. We at Motion Blur are ecstatic to finally announce this collaboration with director Roar Uthaug and Netflix”, says producers Espen Horn and Kristian Strand Sinkerud.
Troll will release exclusively on Netflix in 2022.