A new poster for The Wave (Bolgen) has crashed in and shows the scope of the wave that will hit during the Norwegian disaster film directed by Roar Uthaug (Escape, Cold Prey). The poster is beautiful and dons the ominous tagline, “It Was Only a Matter of Time” emphasising the imminence of the devastating wave that engulfs the small town.
Nestled in Norway’s Sunnmøre region, Geiranger is one of the most spectacular tourist draws on the planet. With the mountain Åkerneset overlooking the village — and constantly threatening to collapse into the fjord — it is also a place where cataclysm could strike at any moment. After putting in several years at Geiranger’s warning centre, geologist Kristian is moving on to a prestigious gig with an oil company.
But the very day he’s about to drive his family to their new life in the city, Kristian senses something isn’t right. The substrata are shifting. No one wants to believe that this could be the big one, especially with tourist season at its peak, but when that mountain begins to crumble, every soul in Geiranger has ten minutes to get to high ground before a tsunami hits, consuming everything in its path.
The Wave is a nail-biting edge-of-your-seat ride that puts the audience right in the centre of the action. With stunning visuals and powerful performances, it’s definitely one of the best disaster films to hit the big screen this decade. It manages to blend real human emotion with striking suspense, without embracing the silliness that fills many American disaster films like 2012 and Into The Storm.
The Wave will hit American cinemas on 4th March 2016, fingers crossed a UK release will follow soon after.