‘The Quake’ pre-sold at Berlin

The upcoming Norwegian disaster movie The Quake has been pre-sold around the world.

The film comes from the same producers who brought us 2015’s The Wave and is to be directed by John Andreas Andersen (Roar Uthaug, who directed The Wave, is currently working on Tomb Raider).  The film is based on the concept of a potential earthquake hitting Oslo.

The film, which is due to shoot in autumn, has been pre-sold to German-speaking territories (SquareOne), Latin America (California), China (DD Dream), Hong Kong (Sundream), Taiwan (Moviecloud), Middle East (Gulf) and South Korea (AtNine).

The film is currently on show at the European Film Market.

The $6.4m project marks a return to the disaster genre for Fantefilm, producers of hit The Wave, this time inspired by a 1904 earthquake in Oslo.

It will be released in Norway on Aug 30, 2018.

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.