TrustNordisk Achieves Strong Sales for Norwegian Disaster Film “The North Sea”; Unveil the trailer (EXCLUSIVE)
Now in post-production, the ambitious film is being produced by Fantefilm Fiksjon, who previously delivered the Scandinavian blockbusters “The Quake” and “The Wave” which TrustNordisk has sold worldwide.
The film, whose trailer has just been unveiled by TrustNordisk, opens on Christmas Eve 1969 as the Norwegian government announces the country is home to the world’s largest offshore oil rig following the discovery of the field. from Ekofisk. This discovery marks a turning point in the history of Norway and launches an unprecedented financial adventure. The thriller explores the aftermath of 50 years of offshore drilling by the Norwegian government.
TrustNordisk sold the film in Canada (Mongrel Media), Japan (Inter Film), South Korea (AtNine), Taiwan (Moviecloud), Hong Kong (Sundream Motion Pictures), Poland (Hagi Film) , in the former Yugoslavia (Cinemania), in the Czech Republic and Slovakia (Foxx Media Group), as well as India, Pakistan and Afghanistan (Impact Films).
“It’s wonderful to see that the success of ‘The Wave’ and ‘The Quake’ continues with Fantefilm’s third disaster film which once again was able to exceed the level of action and impressive visual effects combined with drama. high quality, ”said Susan Wendt, Managing Director of TrustNordisk.
“The North Sea” was co-written by Harald Rosenløw Eeg, who also wrote “The Quake” and “The Wave”, and Lars Gudmestad, whose credits include the Norwegian thriller “Headhunters”. The producers are Martin Sundland, Catrin Gundersen and Therese Bøhn.
The cast is directed by Kristine Kujath Thorp (“Ninjababy”), Rolf Kristian Larsen (“Cold Prey”), Anders Baasmo Christiansen (“Kon-Tiki”), Bjørn Floberg (“Out Stealing Horses”) and Anneke von der Lippe ( “Crossing the Atlantic”). Their key team includes Pål Ulvik Rokseth, cinematographer for Apple’s “Defending Jacob” and “22 July” miniseries by Paul Greengrass.
Scheduled for a theatrical release on October 29, “The North Sea” has already been sold in the UK (Elysian Film Group), Germany, Austria and Switzerland (Koch Films), France (Mediawan), the Benelux (Just Licensing), Italy (Minerva Pictures Group), Spain (Mediaset Espana), Russia and the Baltic States (VLG.FILM) and Latin America (California Filmes).
Norway’s first disaster film, ‘The Wave’, became both the highest-grossing and most-watched film of 2015 with over 800,000 tickets sold. “The Quake,” directed by Andersen, delivered the biggest opening weekend of 2018 and topped the box office that year.
Watch the trailer above.
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