With his most recent picture, Barbarian, Bill Skarsgard is making his way back to the horror genre. As the young woman, played by Georgina Campbell, makes her way to Detroit, we watch a preview that shows her searching for the apartment that she rents while she is there.
However, in an unexpected turn of events, Skarsgard is the one who greets her when she arrives at the door. After that, the two of them will spend the night together at the house, during which mysterious and unsettling things involving Skarsgard’s character will put Campbell in imminent danger.
Aside from the obvious problems that the night offers and the probable friction the two will experience together throughout their stay, the trailer doesn’t reveal anything else about the story.
Even if we don’t know what’s going on with Skarsgard, it’s pretty evident that he will put his temporary roommate through quite the ordeal. You may view the promotional video for Barbarian down below:
The following is an excerpt from the film’s official synopsis, which provides some insight into the storyline of Barbarian:
“During her trip to Detroit for a job interview, a young woman makes a reservation at a rental home. But when she finally gets there in the wee hours of the morning, she finds out that a mysterious man already occupies the property because it is double-booked.”
She goes against her better judgment and chooses to spend the evening there, only to find out very quickly that there is much more to worry about than just having an unexpected guest around.”
The cast of Barbarian includes Georgina Campbell, Bill Skarsgard, Justin Long, Matthew Patrick Davis, Richard Brake, Kurt Braunohler, and Jaymes Butler. Zach Cregger is responsible for both the script and the movie’s direction, and Arnon Milchan, Roy Lee, Raphael Margules, and J.D. Lifshitz are the ones producing it.
In addition to Michael Shaefer, Natalie Lehmann, Danny Chan, and Alex Lebovici, Bill Skarsgard will be serving as an executive producer on this project.
Barbarian is a film produced by 20th Century Studios and New Regency, and it is scheduled to be released in theatres on August 31 of this year. Look at the official poster released for the movie, which was shared by the 20th Century Studios Horror account on Twitter.
BARBARIAN. Only in theaters August 31. pic.twitter.com/76lmwrZs56
— 20th Century Studios Horror (@20thHorror) June 23, 2022
Bill Skarsgard Is Returning to the World of Horror
By playing Pennywise the Clown in both installments of the It film franchise, Bill Skarsgard has demonstrated that he is practically a master of the horror film genre. Even though both audiences and critics largely praised the films, Skarsgard’s performance is often acknowledged as among the most iconic in the horror subgenre.
In an interview with Yahoo after the publication of It Chapter Two, Stephen King said that the actor did a “simply wonderful, it’s balletic, it’s so good” job of embodying the demonic clown. He did such a good job that King said his performance was “just amazing.”
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In Barbarian, the actor will try to play a character that is just as terrifying as previous ones. To triumph over the ominous Pennywise will, however, requires a herculean effort on the protagonists’ part.
Barbarian is scheduled to be released in theatres on August 31, so spectators won’t have to wait too much longer to find out how Stellan Skarsgard does in the role of a brand-new, terrifying antagonist in the movie.