Meyjes sets course for Viking epic


Writer-director Menno Meyjes is setting sail on his Viking epic "Last Battle Dreamer," with Ryan Phillippe, Abbie Cornish and Sean Bean on board.

Scheduled to shoot this year, the project is backed by Future Films, with Handmade International handling sales duties.

Phillippe will star as a seventh-century Viking warrior named Thorfinn, who along with his older brother, the battle-scarred Hakon (Bean), invades Britain.

Meyjes is completing postproduction on his biopic of Spain's most famous matador, "Mano-lete," starring Adrien Brody.