The first trailer for THE QUAKE has been released

The first trailer for the upcoming Norwegian disaster movie The Quake has been released.

A follow-up to 2015’s hit The WaveThe Quake will feature much of the same cast as it continues on three years after a giant tidal wave heavily damaged the Geirangerfjord region.

Norwegian actor Kristoffer Joner will star as the geologist Kristian Eikjord. Now, there is an earthquake threatening the capital Oslo. It is unknown if Eikjord is still a geologist, especially considering the traumatic events of the quake. Ane Dahl Torp will also reprise her role.

Joner spoke to the Norwegian newspaper VG.no, telling them he was injured during production back in January, and is still not ready to return to work. He told VG it was a stunt that went wrong that injured his foot.

New stills from The Quake: Click the images to view the gallery

Joner described the sets for The Quake as ‘completely insane’ and says he is lucky to have participated in it. “We are very good at getting a lot for a little in Norwegian films. It will be noticed. When we tell people abroad how little money it has cost they do not believe us!”

On his character, he said “I do not know if I want to say so much about it, but let’s say he’s in a different place in life. This is a couple of years after the events in The Wave, and he did not take the good of what happened there.”

The Wave became a huge hit when it was released and promoted as Norway’s first disaster movie. The director, Roar Uthaug, has since gone on to direct the new Tomb Raider.

The Quake will premiere at the Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund this August.

You can watch the trailer below.

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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.