Beowulf & Grendel   

Feature Film

Cast: Gerard Butler, Stellan Skarsgard, Ingvar Sigurdson, Sara Polly

Director:   Sturla Gunnarsson

Screenplay: Andrew Rai Berzins

Producers: Paul Stevens, Eric Jordan, Sturla Gunnarsson, Fridrik Thor Fridrikson

Equinoxe Releasing / Arclight Films

Beowulf & Grendel

“Good, bloody fun that stirs the intellect whenever it feels like it.”    Bill Gallo,  VILLAGE VOICE 

This isn’t the story of mythological heroes and monsters but of men ultimately confronting their own reflection in the monster they’ve been dispatched to terminate. It’s like a thoughtful action movie with a conscience … a successfully strange and strangely moving adventure.”    Geoff Pevere, TORONTO STAR

Beowulf & Grendel is the blood-soaked tale of a Norse warrior’s battle against the great and murderous troll, Grendel. Out of allegiance to the King Hrothgar, the much respected king of the Danes, Beowulf leads a troop of warriors across the sea to rid a village of the marauding monster. The monster, Grendel, is not a creature of mythic powers, but one of flesh and blood – immense flesh and raging blood, driven by a vengeance from being wronged, while Beowulf, a victorious soldier in his own right, has become increasingly troubled by the hero-myth rising up around his exploits. Beowulf’s willingness to kill on behalf of Hrothgar wavers when it becomes clear that the King is more responsible for the troll’s rampages than was first apparent. As a soldier, Beowulf is unaccustomed to hesitating. His relationship with the mesmerizing witch, Selma, creates deeper confusion. Swinging his sword at a great, stinking beast is no longer such a simple act.