Trustee Nordic has closed the original contract for John Andreas Andersen’s anticipated Norwegian disaster film “The North Sea”.
Now in post-production, the ambitious movie is made by Fantefilm Fixzone, which previously provided the Scandinavian blockbusters “The Cake” and “The Wave” which sold TrustNordisk around the world.
The Norwegian government announced on Christmas Eve that the country was home to the world’s largest offshore oil platform after the discovery of the ecofisk field. This discovery took a turn in the history of Norway and launched an unprecedented financial campaign. Exploring the consequences of 50 years of offshore drilling by the thrilling Norwegian government.
TrustNordisk has sold the film to Canada (Mongrel Media), Japan (Inter Film), South Korea (AtNine), Taiwan (Moviecloud), Hong Kong (Sundream Motion Pictures), Poland (Hagi Film), former Yugoslavia (Cinemania), Czech. . Republic and Slovakia (Foxx Media Group), as well as India, Pakistan and Afghanistan (Impact Films).
“It’s amazing to see that the success of ‘The Wave’ and ‘The Cake’ continues with Fantifilm’s third disaster film which has once again been able to combine high quality drama and surpass the level of impressive VFX.” Wendt, managing director of TrustNordisk.
“North Sea” is a co-production by Harald Rosenlov Egg, who wrote “The Cake” and “The Wave” and Lars Goodmestad, to the credit of which included the Norwegian thriller “Headhunters”. Producers are Martin Sandland, Katherine Gundersen and Theres Bohan.
Starring Kristin Kujath Thorpe (“Ninjabi”), Ralph Christian Larsen (“Cold Pre”), Anders Bassmo Christianensen (“Kon-Tiki”), Bizarn Flauberg (“Out Stilling Horse”) and Annie Von Ling “). Their main crew includes Apple’s mini-series “Defending Jacob” photographer Paul Wolwick Roxeth and Paul Greengrass’s “July 22”.
Scheduled for theatrical release on October 29, “The North Sea” is preceded by the UK (Alicia Film Group), Germany, Austria and Switzerland (Coach Films), France (MediaOne), Benelux (Just Licensing), Italy (Minerva Pictures Group). , Spain (Mediaset Espana), Russia and the Baltics (VLG.FILM) and Latin America (California Films).
Norway’s first disaster film, “The Wave”, became both the highest-grossing and highest-grossing film of 2015, selling more than 100,000,000 tickets. “The Cake”, directed by Anderson, provided the biggest opening weekend of 2018 and topped the box office that year.
Watch the trailer above.