‘The Wave’ stars return for ‘The Quake’

It seems the two lead characters for 2015’s The Waveplayed by Kristoffer Joner and Ane Dahl Torp, are very unlucky. After surviving the catastrophic tidal wave/earthquake up in Geiranger, their move down to Oslo will be just as devastating as they will now be victims of the sequel, The Quake.

Much like The WaveThe Quake is somewhat inspired by true events, as a real earthquake of magnitude 5.4 shoot Oslo in 1904.

In The Quake, geologist Kristian Eikjord (Joner), his wife (Dahl Torp), son (Jonas Oftebro) and daughter have moved to Oslo, hoping to live a safe life in the big city. However, as most disaster movies go, they are in for a shock.

Not only are all the actors returning for the sequel, but established cinematographer John Andreas Andersen (Headhunters, King of Devil’s Island) who directed two episodes of Occupied, will make his feature film directorial debut and replace Roar Uthaug. The film has the same writing duo (Harald Rosenløw Eeg and John Kåre Raake) and production partners (Martin Sundland and Are Heidenstrøm of Fantefilm Film).

The NOK 60 million project is currently being pitched at the European Film Market, and has been pre-sold by TrustNordisk to German-speaking territories (SquareOne),  Latin America (California), China (DD Dream), Hong Kong (Sundream), Taiwan (Moviecloud), Middle East (Gulf) and South Korea (AtNine) among others. The film will open domestically in August 2018.

Info via the Nordic Film and TV Fund. 

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.