You may not know the name Roar Uthaug, but you’re likely to hear a lot more of it. The rising Norwegian filmmaker has booked his first Hollywood gig, helming the upcoming “Tomb Raider” reboot, and that’s in part due to his work on the disaster flick “The Wave.” Today we have a taste of the picture that got him on many radars.
Starring Kristoffer Joner (“The Revenant“), Ane Dahl Torp (“Dead Snow“), and Thomas Bo Larsen (“The Hunt“), the film is centered around Geiranger, one of Norway’s biggest tourist destinations that soon comes in the path of a deadly natural disaster, that will risk the lives of everyone in its path. Here’s the synopsis:
Nestled in Norway’s Sunnmøre region, Geiranger is one of the most spectacular tourist draws on the planet. With the mountain Åkerneset overlooking the village — and constantly threatening to collapse into the fjord — it is also a place where cataclysm could strike at any moment. After putting in several years at Geiranger’s warning centre, geologist Kristian (Kristoffer Joner) is moving on to a prestigious gig with an oil company. But the very day he’s about to drive his family to their new life in the city, Kristian senses something isn’t right. The substrata are shifting. No one wants to believe that this could be the big one, especially with tourist season at its peak, but when that mountain begins to crumble, every soul in Geiranger has ten minutes to get to high ground before a tsunami hits, consuming everything in its path.
“The Wave” is in theaters, On Demand and on iTunes today. Watch below.