EXCLUSIVE: Protagonist to handle sales of Viking epic starring Charlie Bewley; six week shoot to take place in London and Wales.

Shooting is underway in London on Vertigo Films’ Viking story Hammer of the Gods, the debut from Farren Blackburn.

Set in Viking Britain in 871 AD, Hammer of the Gods is described as “a visceral, intense tale set in a world whose only language is violence”.  The film will follow a young Viking warrior, Steinar (Charlie Bewley), sent by his father the King on a quest to find his estranged brother.

Charlie Bewley (Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn part 2, Like Crazy) stars as Steiner, aslongside Ivan Kaye (Layer Cake, Dark Shadows) and James Cosmo (Braveheart, Game Of Thrones). Matthew Read has written the script.

Blackburn’s recent TV credits include The Fades and 2011 Doctor Who Christmas special The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe.

Protagonist are on board for international sales.

Producer Rupert Preston said of the project: “This will be an exciting, barbaric, stylish and heroic film that will entertain genre fans around the world.”

The six week shoot will take place in London and Wales.

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