The epic sci-fi creature feature Outlander is scheduled to begin ten weeks of principal photography on October 9th taking in locations around Halifax and British Columbia, according to Production Weekly.

Howard McCain is directing from his own screenplay, which he co-wrote with Dirk Blackman.

In the script, a human-like alien crashes on Earth in 509 AD who inadvertently releasing a horrible monster that he must destroy with the help of a barbaric Viking tribe.

The alien creature in the film, called Moorwen, is being created by creature designer Patrick Tatopoulos, whose credits include such special f/x extravaganzas as I Robot and Godzilla.