Trailer for the Medieval Norwegian Action Thriller THE LAST KING

Look, I don’t know the history of skiing, but until I watched this trailer for The Last King, I had no idea that Norwegians were skiing in the 13th century. This movie is based on a true story that takes place in 1206 in Norway during a time when the country was ravaged by civil war. 

The story centers on two men who are charged with secretly protecting the King’s illegitimate infant son, Håkon Håkonsson. Apparently, half the kingdom wanted this kid killed off. It looks like it will be a solidly fun film. Here’s the brief synopsis that came along with the trailer:

Norway is ravaged by civil war, and The King's illegitimate son is guarded in deep secret. A boy half the kingdom is out to kill, and whom two men have to protect with their own lives. The Last King is the story of the escape that changed the history of Norway forever.

The two men took the 2-year-old boy, in very harsh winter conditions, across the mountains in Osterdalen. There was a lot of skiing involved. Håkonsso later became King Haakon and eventually ended the civil war.

The movie was directed by Norwegian filmmaker Nils Gaup, and it stars Kristofer Hivju, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Jakob Oftebro, and Thorbjørn Harr. Magnolia Pictures will release The Last King in US theaters and VOD starting June 17th. I’ll be looking forward to watching it!

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