North American distribution company Magnolia Pictures has picked up the rights to the Norwegian adventure film The Last King. Directed by Nils Gaup, the film stars Jakob Oftebro (Kon Tiki) and Kristofer Hivju (In Order of Disappearance) as medieval warriors who embark on a journey through the harsh Norwegian mountains to bring their dying King’s infant son to safety.

Norwegian release is set for the 12th of February 2016, and the North American release will occur in the same year.



Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is know based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.