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Magnolia Takes US Rights to Norway's 'Ragnarok' with 'Kon-Tiki' Star ål Sverre Hagen

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood February 19, 2013 at 3:45PM

Magnolia takes rights to Norwegian adventure film "Ragnarok" after seeing a three minute promo at the Berlin Film Market. The Trust Nordisk film, from director Mikkel Sandemose, is about an archaeologist ("Kon Tiki"'s Pål Sverre Hagen) obsessed with the Oseberg Viking ship...
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Magnolia takes rights to Norwegian adventure film "Ragnarok" after seeing a three minute promo at the Berlin Film Market. The Trust Nordisk film, from director Mikkel Sandemose, is about an archaeologist ("Kon-Tiki"'s Pål Sverre Hagen) obsessed with the Oseberg Viking ship;

...Convinced that the Oseberg ship contains the answer to the mystery of Ragnarok, the end of days in Norse mythology he mounts an expedition to “No Man’s Land” between Norway and Russia, which holds a secret more terrifying than he could possibly imagine.

Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles states, "We are very excited about Ragnarok, which has all the makings of a terrific action adventure."

Magnolia released Norway's "Headhunters" and "Troll Hunters," and recently acquired Norwegian thriller "Pioneer." Norway's "Kon-Tiki" is competing for the Best Foreign Language Oscar; it was released by the Weinstein Co.

"Ragnarok" is set for an October release.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.