Magnolia has picked up the US rights to the Norwegian disaster movie ‘The Quake’

The US rights to the upcoming Norwegian disaster movie The Quake has been obtained by Magnolia, Screen reports.

A sequel to the 2015 disaster movie The Wave, The Quake imagines an earthquake hitting Oslo after the characters that survived the huge wave in Geiranger move to Norway’s capital expecting safety, but instead get the first earthquake in over one-hundred years. Talk about unlucky!

The US is not the only country set to get The Quake released there; deals have already been made for:

  • Canada (Mongrel)
  • Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan (Volga)
  • Turkey (Sinema TV Yay. VE PROD)
  • India (One World Movies)

Other deals were previously announced for:

  • Poland (Mówis Serwis)
  • Former Yugoslavia (Cinemania Groupicon)
  • Spain (Selectavision)
  • Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia (CM Holdings)
  • German-speaking territories (SquareOne)
  • Latin America (California)
  • China (DD Dream)
  • Hong Kong (Sundream)
  • Taiwan (Moviecloud)
  • Middle East (Gulf)
  • South Korea (AtNine)

The Quake is produced by Martin Sundland and Are Heidenstrøm of Fantefilm and scriptwriters Harald Rosenløw Eeg and John Kåre Raake. The leading cast of Kristoffer Joner and Ane Dahl Torp are also returning.


The film will have its world release at the Norwegian International Film Festival before hitting Norwegian cinemas from the 30th of August. No international release date have been announced.

Watch the trailer for The Quake below.


Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.