We've pretty much died and gone to Valhalla with the news that 'True Blood' vamp Alexander Skarsgard will take his Nordic good looks to the big screen in a Viking epic that's said to be in the vein (ahem) of 'Gladiator' and 'Braveheart.'

We love Skarsgard as towering, blond 1,000-year-old Viking-turned-vamp Eric Northman on 'True Blood,' and 'Thor' only whetted our appetites for more blond Viking action heroes.

In the film, which has the working title of 'The Vanguard,' Skarsgard will play one of two Viking warriors who embark on a journey to their native Sweden after being banished to North America.

It's scripted by Chris Boal, an acclaimed playwright who also happens to be the brother of Oscar-winning 'Hurt Locker' scripter Mark Boal.

Who should play the other warrior? Well, Skarsgard has three brothers -- Gustaf, Bill and Valter -- who are also actors.
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