True Blood star Alexander Skarsgård sinks his teeth into Viking movie

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Looks like ”True Blood” star Alexander Skarsgård is looking to get into more films outside of the vampire world.

The Swedish actor is set to star and produce in a new film for Warner Bros. about vikings according to Variety.

The article claims that the film is temporarily going under the working title ”The Vanguard”. The film will follow the adventures of two Viking warrior brothers who embark on a journey to return to Sweden after being banished to North America. Additional story details are being kept under wraps, but the project, being eyed as a potential tentpole for WB, will in the vein of ”Gladiator” and ”Braveheart”.

Chris Boal will write the script. Skarsgård will next be seen in Universal’s ”Battleship” and the remake and Lars von Trier’s ”Melancholia”.