For 2 weeks, Troll, a new film available on Netflix since December, continues to be talked about. And this week, we learn via a Variety article that Troll became the most popular non-English speaking Netflix film. As of Wednesday, Troll had 128 million hours of views and that will continue to grow.
The film is also in the Top 10 in several dozen countries, including France. Drawing on Scandinavian folklore, Troll a clear change from American films, offering a mix of adventure, action and fantasy. “A Gigantic Thing Wakes Up After Being Trapped A Thousand Years In A Dovre Mountain”reads the synopsis.
“The creature is striding towards the Norwegian capital, destroying everything in its path. But how to stop what we thought was just a legend from Norwegian folklore?”, continues the description of the film. Below you also have the trailer.
From Roar Uthaug—the director of TOMB RAIDER—comes TROLL, an action-adventure film about a gigantic threat that arises out of the Norwegian mountains after thousands of years of captivity. #GeekedWeek pic.twitter.com/7Y6A7Jw8iZ
— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) June 7, 2022
note that Trollwhich now exceeds Blood Red Sky, The Platformor Black Crab on Netflix, is a film by Norwegian Roar Uthaug. If this name can tell you anything, it’s because Uthaug is also the producer of the film. tomb Raider. Producing are Espen Horn and Kristian Strand Sinkerud of Motion Blur, who previously produced the film. corpse for Netflix. The actors include Marie Wilmann, Kim Falck, Mads Pettersen and Gard B. Eidsvold.
A planned sequel?
Without too much spoiler, it should be noted that the end of the film suggests that we should have a sequel. And obviously, this is well planned. In an interview with the site “What’s on Netflix”, this is mentioned by producer Kristian Strand Sinkerud. “As filmmakers you always have the ambition to make something that can last a little longer than a movie”did he declare.
So, is a sequel planned? Kristian Strand Sinkerud reveals that they have ambitions to do one or even two sequels. However, everything will depend on how the public reacts to Troll. And for the moment, as the film is a hit on Netflix, we have reason to think that there will be a sequel. But as usual, nothing is certain before an official announcement.
Otherwise, in the interview, producer Espen Horn also talks about the benefit of working with Netflix which he says has bought into the vision. “[…] the good thing about working with netflix compared to traditional norwegian and nordic film funding is that they are able to improve the film so ultimately troll became a much bigger film than we could initially fund and obviously that’s something we really like”he explained.