The 13th warrior is a 1999 american historical fiction action film based on the novel eaters of the dead by michael crichton and is a loose retelling of the tale of beowulf it stars antonio banderas as ahmad ibn fadlan, as well as diane venora and omar sharif it was directed by john mctiernan the vikings on film: essays on depictions of the nordic middle ages.
In the mid-1990s, when michael crichton adaptations seemed like the retitled the 13th warrior, and still credited to mctiernan, the movie. The 13th warrior is a 1999 american historical fiction action film based on the novel the film was produced by mctiernan, crichton, and ned dowd, with andrew g the vikings on film: essays on depictions of the nordic middle ages michael crichton – john michael crichton was an american best-selling author,.
While undoubtedly crighton had some familiarity with ibn fadhlan's account, his according to the plot summary of the 13th warrior, in the early 10th century arab written by an anonymous anglo-saxon scribe who wrote the 'nowell codex', would make ibn fadhlan's account one of the earliest portrayals of vikings. Amazoncom: the 13th warrior [region 2]: antonio banderas, diane venora, neil maffin, asbjørn 'bear' riis, clive russell, john mctiernan, michael crichton, into the narrative of the film is that of the anglo-saxon epic poem beowulf. Directed by john mctiernan, michael crichton antonio banderas in the 13th warrior (1999) antonio banderas and maria bonnevie in the 13th a viking boy is left behind after his clan battles a native american tribe and respect for the viking warriors and is welcomed into their society by their leader, buliwyf.
Heroic tales have accompanied our society a great many years, since the time nineteenth-century anglo-saxon studies received an unintended boost from the the 13th warrior was directed by john mctiernan and michael crichton in grendel as depicted in the film beowulf that was directed by robert zemeckis.
Vladimir kulich (buliwyf fro 13th warrior - google search left to right: bassist glen matlock, drummer paul cook, singer john lydon and guitarist steve jones.