The Quake trailer: The Earth is about to move for the city of Oslo

Anyone with the first name Roar deserves instant respect. Such is the case with Norwegian director Roar Uthaug whose 2015 disaster movie The Wave earned him a spot in the directors chair for Tomb Raider earlier this year. The Quake (Skjelvet) is a follow up to said film, although Uthaug is not directing this time. It all looks quite Hollywood but hopefully there will be a decent story underpinning it all. Watch the trailer for The Quake above to get a closer look.

In 1904 an earthquake with a 5.4 magnitude on the Richter scale shook Oslo. Its epicentre 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. What if a massive earthquake is looming?

This time, John Andreas Andersen is directing, with the cast featuring Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp and Hang Tran.

We aren't sure if The Quake will arrive in the UK (The Wave did get a UK release) but it opens in the US in select theatres and VOD on December 14th 2018.


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