Thor, the god of thunders, from the old Nordic mythology is going to star in his own movie. The Icelandic movie producing company, CAOZ, is making a computer animated film about Thor´s adventures.
CAOZ made a 400 million ISK contract with German producers in Cannes so the movie is finally underway and will be in theaters in 2010, but is has been in process for over four years.
The story describes how Thor, the god of thunder, finds his hammer, Mjölnir, and battles evil forces, such as the giants of Útgardur who want to take over Ásgardur and Valhalla. The plot is rooted in the old mythology but the story is original. Morgunbladid reports.
Hilmar Sigurdsson from CAOZ said that if the movie proved to be a success, there was enough material in the old sagas to produce up to four Thor-movies.
But Thor is not the only character from the Old Icelandic Sagas to be on his way to the silver screen. CAOZ is also working with Hungarian film producers on a movie about Egill Skallagímsson, an Icelandic Viking, which will also be premiered in 2010.