30th Oct2018

First trailer & poster for The Wave sequel ‘The Quake’

by Phil Wheat

In recent years Norway has been cranking out some fantastic genre films – Troll Hunter, Dead Snow and its sequel, Rare Exports, Thale and the Cold Prey series. Speaking of the latter, director Roar Uthaug, the man behind the three Cold Prey movies, turned his hand from the horrors of the slasher movie to the horrors of nature with The Wave, a disaster movie of real-life proportions  – which screened back in February 2016 at Glasgow Frightfest and was followed by a home entertainment release, here in the UK, in August of the same year.

Well now comes The Quake, a follow-up to that film which sees The Wave star Kristoffer Joner return as geologist Kristian Eikjord, this time under the direction of John Andreas Andersen, who worked as a cinematographer on such films as King of Devil’s Island and the Jo Nesbo adaptation Headhunters.

In 1904 an earthquake with a 5.4 magnitude on the Richter scale shook Oslo. Its epicenter was in the Oslo Rift which runs directly through the Norwegian capital. There are recorded quakes from the rift on a daily basis and geologists cannot be sure, but arguments indicate that we can expect major future earthquakes in this area. When – nobody can say for certain – but we know that the density of people and infrastructure in Oslo is significantly more vulnerable today than in 1904.

The Quake is set for release on December 14th.



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