It appears that Nat Wolff (Death Note, Paper Towns) has the powers of a Norse God in upcoming fantasy thriller Mortal.
A new trailer has arrived for the film, which finds Wolff playing an American backpacker visiting Norway who holds supernatural powers – something that comes out in the open and results in the death of a teen. He tells a psychologist (Iben Akerlie), who begins to investigate and is drawn into his plight, and all the while Government types want to take him down.
This primarily-Norwegian production is directed by André Øvredal, who’s been on a decent little run since breaking out with Norwegian found-footage monster flick Troll Hunter (2010) and following it up with English-language films The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) and the Guillermo del Toro-produced Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019). Mortal, unfortunately, while certainly holding potential, doesn’t quite look up to scratch; it’s ambitious, but doesn’t appear to have the budget needed. We’ll see.
Mortal opened pretty quietly in Norway back in February and will be released in the US in limited cinemas, as well as VOD & Digital, on November 6th.
Official synopsis for Mortal:
In this spellbinding thriller, a sleepy Norwegian town erupts after an American backpacker, Eric, is arrested. Witnesses claim a teen died after touching the stranger, and that he inexplicably started a fire that engulfed a farm. He warns a psychologist, Christine, that he has supernatural powers, and that anyone who gets too close to him dies. Is Eric a liar, a freak of nature, an angry god? Determined to find the truth, Christine draws nearer, and what she finds is beyond her wildest imaginings…