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TrustNordisk has scored an avalanche of deals on Scandinavian disaster movie “The Wave,” which the company started pre-selling at the AFM based on a one-minute teaser.

“The Wave” has been picked up for France (AB Group), Spain (Key2Media Audiovisual), China (New View TV and Media Group), Turkey (Medyavizyon), Middle East (Gulf Film), Hong Kong (Sundream Motion Pictures Limited) and Malaysia, Brunei and Vietnam (Rain Film). TrustNordisk is currently closing further territories.

 

“The amazing hype on and interest for ‘The Wave’ underlines that Norwegian films are hotter than ever and that Norway is one of the leading countries in making genre films for an international audience,” says TrustNordisk CEO Rikke Ennis.

An epic Scandinavian movie based on true events, “The Wave” centers around an experienced geologist who faces an imminent disaster. With less than 10 minutes to react, it becomes a race against time in order to save as many as possible.

The movie’s plot expands on geological predictions that a Tsunami similar to the one that hit Norway 80 years ago will happen again.

Pic toplines Kristoffer Joner (“All That Matters is Past”)  and Ane Dahl Torp (“1001 Grams”).  Uthaug’s credits include “Cold Prey” and “Escape.”

Pic is lead-produced by Norway’s FanteFilm Fiksjon, and co-produced by Fuzz, Filmkraft Invest, Storyline Studios, Film i Väst and Gimpville.

Nordisk Film Distribution will release the film in fall 2015.