Watch: Norwegian Deep Sea Diving Thriller 'Pioneer' Full US Trailer
"Focus on the job and we'll all end up making a lot of money…" This looks eerie. After featuring posters yesterday, today we have the full US trailer for Erik Skjoldbjærg's Pioneer, a Norwegian conspiracy thriller set in the 1980s about the beginning of the Norwegian Oil Boom and deep sea divers using "controversial techniques" to extract oil. The cast includes a number of recognizable names and faces, from Wes Bentley to Stephen Lang to Jonathan LaPaglia, and they speak in English most of the time. This actually looks way better than I expected and I'm glad I stumbled across this film, there's just something mysterious and alluring about it. And I'm glad the footage in the trailer actually looks solid. Take a look for yourself below.
Pioneer is set in the early 1980's, at the beginning of the Norwegian Oil Boom when enormous oil and gas deposits were discovered in the North Sea. Authorities aim to bring the oil ashore and Petter (played by Aksel Hennie), a professional diver, has the discipline, strength and courage to take on the world's most dangerous mission. But a sudden, tragic accident changes everything. Petter is sent on a perilous journey and gradually, he realizes that he is in way over his head and that his life is at stake. TIFF 2013 premiere.
Pioneer is directed and co-written by Norwegian filmmaker Erik Skjoldbjærg, of Insomnia, Prozac Nation, An Enemy of the People, and Nokas. The conspiracy thriller is based on a true story in the early 80's, the beginning of the Norwegian Oil Boom. Still doesn't have a US release, but plays at San Francisco Film Fest.