First announced back in February, cameras are now rolling on "The Salvation" and the first snap of a badass-looking shotgun-wielding Mikkelsen has arrived, and yeah, we're sold already. A pretty solid supporting cast has joined with Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jonathan Pryce, Eric Cantona ("Looking For Eric"), Mikael Persbrandt ("In A Better World"), Douglas Henshall and Michael Raymond-James signing up. Directed by Kristian Levring (who also produced "The Hunt"), and said to be inspired by Nordic and Viking sagas (rad), the film is set in 1870s America and follows a settler in a corrupt community attempting to avenge the murder of his family. Here's the official synopsis:
It’s the 1870s America. When settler John kills his family’s murderer, he unleashes the fury of notorious gang leader Delarue. Betrayed by his corrupt and cowardly community, the peaceful pioneer must turn vengeful hunter, slay the outlaws, and cleanse the town’s black heart.
No word yet on who is slotting into what supporting role, but lensing is already underway and anticipated to last eight weeks, so festival circuit next year is a possibility. We'll keep an eye out. [Deadline]