According to director Roar Uthaug, the idea for Troll has been development in the back of his mind for the past 20 years.
Netflix is awakening an ancient giant troll with its upcoming movie Troll.
Netflix’s upcoming Norwegian-language action adventure Troll is a dive into a fantasy world. The idea of the movie Troll was in director Roar Uthaug's mind for the past 20 years. Roar Uthaug said: “‘Troll’ is 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.”
Here is the official logline for Netflix’s Troll as shared by Variety: "Deep inside the mountain of Dovre, Norway, something gigantic awakens after being trapped for a thousand years. Destroying everything in its path, the creature is fast approaching the capital of Norway, with city-dweller struggling to stop something they thought existed only in Norwegian folklore."
And here is a different one from Netflix’s website itself: "When an ancient troll is awakened in a Norwegian mountain, a rag-tag group of heroes must come together to try and stop it from wreaking deadly havoc."
Troll was announced in August 2020 but later Deadline confirmed that Troll is scheduled to release on Netflix in 2022.
But still, there's no confirmation on the release of the film, even though What’s on Netflix exclusively revealed that Netflix is eying the movie to release on the service on December 1st, 2022.
Not much information about the movie’s cast was out there earlier but What's on Netflix dropped a list and we have some names on the list now. Ine Marie Wilmann as Nora, Kim Falck as Andreas, Mads Sjøgård Pettersen as Kristoffer, Gard B. Eidsvold as Tobias, and Pål Richard Lunderby as Fisker.
Previously, Netflix was pairing up Tomb Raider duo, director Roar Uthaug and actress Alicia Vikander for the Norwegian movie Troll. Sadly, Alicia Vikander left the project.
David Kosse, Vice President, International Original Film, commented: “We are incredibly proud to bring a Norwegian project of this scale to the world together with Roar Uthaug and Motion Blur. Roar is an extremely skilled filmmaker and I’m excited for him to go back to his Norwegian roots with this ambitious, fun film.”
“We are thrilled to bring ‘Troll’ to life, a Norwegian fairy tale figure, played, directed and produced by Norwegians for the global market. We at Motion Blur are ecstatic to finally announce this collaboration with director Roar Uthaug and Netflix”, said producers Espen Horn and Kristian Strand Sinkerud.
Uthaug’s credits also include “The Wave,” Norway’s first disaster film. Meanwhile, Motion Blur are behind features “Amundsen,” “The 12th Man” and series “The Oil Fund.”