The Northmen: According to Variety, Renny Harlin, who reshot Exorcist: The Beginning for Morgan Creek Prods., will helm The Northmen for the shingle.

Universal Pictures will distribute the film domestically and Morgan Creek Intl. will handle overseas.

The historical epic concerns two Viking brothers, heirs to their clan's throne, who both fall in love with a kidnapped English princess.

Sean O'Keefe and Will Staples are writing the screenplay. They also wrote "King Tut," which Roland Emmerich will direct.

"It has been my dream for 15 years to make a movie about Vikings," Harlin said. "Being Scandinavian, I have grown up with that folklore and think that this project offers a unique opportunity to tell a compelling story without sacrificing the aspects of beauty and complexity that were so inherent to the ancient Viking society."

Brian B.