Meyjes sounds call to arms for Viking 'Dreamer'


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.

Phillippe and Cornish next will be seen together in Kimberly Peirce's "Stop Loss."

Meyjes describes "Dreamer" as "a love story written in fire and blood." He currently is completing postproduction on his biopic of Spain's most famous matador, "Manolete," starring Adrien Brody and Penelope Cruz.

In October, New Line Cinema is scheduled to roll out Meyjes' "Martian Child," starring John Cusack, in the U.S.

Phillippe is repped by David Guillod at UTA.

Bean and Cornish are repped by Tracy Brennan and Hilda Queally at CAA.