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Sometimes it takes a pillage to bring together talent like this.

Leonardo DiCaprio has signed on to director Mel Gibson's upcoming film about Norsemen, according to Variety. William Monahan, who scripted The Departed, will do the writing, so it already promises to be an awesome adventure.

While Viking culture is more than just longboats and broadswords, it's hard to imagine the director of Braveheart and Apocalypto missing the opportunity to lay siege to a village or two with an army of bearded men in horned helmets. (It's irresistible story fodder: One of the year's most lauded short story collections, Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned, features angsty Vikings who nevertheless buck up in time to raid and pillage.) 

We'll be scanning the horizon in expectation of this one. Will you?



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