On the right path
Another talented Urban, Karl is to star in the upcoming US$30 million Viking epic, Pathfinder. Directed by Marcus Nipsel (Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and written by Laeta Kalogridis (Alexander), Pathfinder tells the story of a Viking child (Urban) left behind during a battle between Native Americans and Norse warriors in pre-Columbus America. Urban is also reportedly a contender to take the reins from Pierce Brosnan as the next James Bond. According to Bond fan-site MI6, he is the right age, is a recognizable but not yet big name, and has proven himself adept at genre fare.” The next Bond film Casino Royale will be directed by fellow Kiwi Martin Campbell, who also made 1995’s Goldeneye.