Netflix has put out a foreboding and intense trailer for The Ritual, an adaptation of Adam Nevill’s award-winning 2011 novel directed by David Bruckner (Southbound, The Signal).
The film, which sees four old friends head into the Scandinavian wilds for an ill-advised trek through the woods, was produced by MoCap extraordinaire Andy Serkis, under his The Imaginarium production banner. The adaptation was written by BAFTA nominated screenwriter Joe Barton.
Reuniting after the tragic death of their best mate, four old friends from university set out to hike through the Scandinavian wilderness. But a wrong turn leads them into the dark and mysterious forests of Norse legend, where an ancient evil still exists and stalks them at every turn.
The Ritual stars Rafe Spall (Prometheus, Life of Pi), Robert James-Collier (Spike Island), Arsher Ali (Four Lions) and Sam Troughton (Robin Hood, Alien vs. Predator). It arrives on Netflix on February 9th.
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