The long-gestated project Troll is Uthaug’s next major large-scale Norwegian film after the smash hit The Wave (2015). His most recent feature was the Hollywood movie Tomb Raider starring Alicia Vikander. 

As we announced earlier - CLICK HERE Troll is based on an original script by playwright/screenwriter and Norwegian Film School graduate Espen Aukan who wrote the TV series The Games and the short horror Wettlaufer’s Widow, selected at several genre festivals.

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? 

"Troll is an idea that has been developing in the back of my mind for over 20 years,” said the director. “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.”

David Kosse, Vice President, International Original Film at Netflix said: “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.”

Motion Blur producers Espen Horn and Kristian Strand Sinkerud added that they are “thrilled to bring Troll to life, a Norwegian fairy tale figure, played, directed and produced by Norwegians for the global market.”

The film is set to launch on the US streaming giant in 2022. 

Troll will be the second Norwegian film produced by Motion Blur for Netflix after the upcoming psycho horror Cadaver directed by Jarand Herdal. 

The company is behind Espen Sandberg’s biopic Amundsen, Harald Zwart’s survival drama The 12th Man and the TV series The Oil Fund produced with Zwart Arbeid for SBS Discovery Norway/TVNorge.