Troll 2: Netflix has ordered a sequel to their most popular non-English film, the Roar Uthaug creature feature Troll
Directed by Roar Uthaug (whose previous credits included Cold Prey, The Wave, and the Alicia Vikander version of Tomb Raider), the Norwegian creature feature Troll was released through the Netflix streaming service last December – and it performed so well for the streamer, Variety reports that Netflix has now ordered a sequel! Troll 2 will see Uthaug reteaming with writer Espen Aukan and producers Espen Horn and Kristian Strand Sinkerud of Motion Blur.
We don’t have any plot information for Troll 2 just yet, but Troll had the following synopsis: Deep inside the mountain of Dovre, something gigantic awakens after being trapped for a thousand years. Destroying everything in its path, the creature is fast approaching the capital of Norway. But how do you stop something you thought only existed in Norwegian folklore?
It’s interesting to note that, while several of Uthaug’s movies have received sequels, he hasn’t directed any of them. The Cold Prey follow-ups, the sequel to his fantasy film Magic Silver, The Wave sequel The Quake, and the Tomb Raider sequel (which was in development hell so long that MGM lost the rights) were all handed over to different directors. So far it looks like Troll 2 is going to be the first sequel he actually makes himself.
Horn and Sinkerud told Variety that the film is expected to start filming next year, and added that it will be “again spinning on a Norwegian fairy tale figure, played, directed and produced by Norwegians.“
When the first Troll was announced, Uthaug said the film was “an idea that has been developing in the back of my mind for over 20 years. To finally be able to realize it with the enthusiastic and ambitious people at Netflix and Motion Blur is truly a dream come true. I can’t wait to unleash this Norwegian monster on the world.“
Troll ranked in the Top 10 in 93 countries and reached the #1 spot in Norway, the U.S., and the U.K. when it was first released on Netflix. It was able to rack up a record-breaking 103,000,000 views in its first 91 days, becoming Netflix’s most popular non-English film of all time. So it’s no surprise that we’re getting a Troll 2… even though every time I hear the title, the first movie I’ll be thinking of is the “best worst movie” from 1990 that also has the title Troll 2.
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Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/troll-2-roar-uthaug/