New US Trailer for Norway's Epic Natural Disaster Movie 'The Quake'

October 29, 2018
Source: YouTube

The Quake Trailer

"Oslo has experienced this before. And now it's happening again." Magnolia Pictures has released the a new official US trailer for The Quake, the "next big disaster movie from Norway" following the smash hit The Wave from a few years back. This movie is about a massive earthquake that hits Oslo, centered on a fault-line underneath the city of 1.7 million people. They had a big quake in 1904, but they still aren't prepared. The story follows various people trying to survive, of course. Also titled Skjelvet in Norwegian, the movie opened in Norway this summer, and it's opening in US theaters this December. Starring Ane Dahl Torp, Kristoffer Joner, Hang Tran, and Jonas Hoff Oftebro. It's fun to see Norway promoting their country through Emmerich-esque disaster movies, at least it's a change from the cities we usually see. Check it out.

Here's the official US trailer (+ poster) for John Andreas Andersen's The Quake, direct from YouTube:

The Quake Poster

You can still watch the first international trailer for Norway's The Quake here, to see even more footage.

Here's the terrifying official synopsis: In 1904 an earthquake of magnitude 5.4 on the Richter scale shook Oslo, with an epicenter in the "Oslo Graben" which runs under the Norwegian capital. There are now signs that indicate that we can expect a major future earthquake in Oslo soon… The Quake, originally Skjelvet in Norwegian (translating to just Quake), is directed by Norwegian filmmaker John Andreas Andersen, an experienced cinematographer who previously co-directed the films Captain Sabertooth and the Treasure of Lama Rama, and Uno. The screenplay is co-written by John Kåre Raake and Harald Rosenløw-Eeg. Nordisk Filmdistribusjon first opened The Quake (Skjelvet) in cinemas in Norway earlier this summer. Magnolia Pictures will release The Quake in select US theaters + on VOD starting December 14th this fall. Who's in?

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Reader Feedback - 4 Comments


Some disasters just don't happen in Syria or in Afghanistan, those countries are just too poor to have cataclysms like this one. They have wars and religious bigotry. This one is for the rich countries ...

shiboleth on Oct 29, 2018


Yes they do, or you don't remember Nepal recently? Or Mexico? Earthquakes don't care about your politics.

whoafilms on Oct 30, 2018


Yeah, we don't see those like blockbusters, do we? Oh, I do remember those too. Or tsunamis. But they look like a natural order of the things in those countries, while in the rich Western ones earthquakes come as a welcome excitement and the spice of a day. They don't get to become blockbusters. Politics..?

shiboleth on Oct 30, 2018


Looks pretty mediocre. Not excited. Maybe worth a Netflix weekday romp.

DAVIDPD on Oct 29, 2018

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