New US Trailer for Norwegian Oil Rig Disaster Film 'The Burning Sea'
"This rig is leaking gas! We have to get out of here!" Magnolia Pictures has unveiled an official US trailer for the Norwegian disaster movie The Burning Sea, the latest in Norway's disaster series. An oil platform dramatically goes down on the Norwegian coast, and researchers try to find out what happened when they realize this is just the start of something even more serious - an environmental apocalypse. The Burning Sea is the latest disaster epic from the team behind The Quake and The Wave. As rigs are evacuated, submarine operator Sofia's companion Stian becomes trapped in the depths of the sea, and Sofia must dive in to rescue him. The movie stars Kristine Kujath Thorp, Henrik Bjelland, and Rolf Kristian Larsen. This looks crazy! And I'm glad the Norwegians keep making epic movies like this. Whatever is going on under the sea looks freaky indeed. I hope this movie wakes up people about how bad oil is! We need to stop drilling for it.
Here's the official US trailer (+ poster) for John Andreas Andersen's The Burning Sea, from YouTube:
In 1969, the Norwegian government announces their discovery of one of the world's largest oil fields in the neighboring North Sea, launching an extremely prosperous period of offshore drilling. 50 years later, the environmental consequences begin to manifest – a crack has opened on the ocean floor, causing a rig to collapse. A team of researchers, including submarine operator Sofia, rushes in to search for the missing and assess the cause of the damage, but what they soon discover is that this is just the start of a possible apocalyptic catastrophe. As the rigs are evacuated, Sofia's loving companion Stian becomes trapped in the depths of the sea, and Sofia must dive down to rescue him. The Burning Sea is directed by the Norwegian filmmaker John Andreas Andersen, a cinematographer who previously co-directed the films Captain Sabertooth and the Treasure of Lama Rama and Uno, and directed The Quake. The screenplay is written by Lars Gudmestad and Harald Rosenløw-Eeg. This already opened in Norway last fall. Magnolia will release The Burning Sea in select US theaters + on VOD starting February 25th, 2022 this winter. So - who's in?