I’m not going to lie, I’m not typically a fan of disaster flicks.  They’re usually so far fetched and over the top that skepticism gets in the way of enjoyment.  However, The Wave sets itself apart from your characteristic disaster fare.  For one, it’s set in stunning, scenic Norway.  More specifically the mountain pass of Åkerneset overlooking the fjord Geiranger.  Why so specific? Because it’s been predicted that there will eventually be a rockslide here that will lead to a tsunami in Geiranger.  So this is a film based on what will inevitably come to pass.  Terrifying.

Furthermore, The Wave is directed by Roar Uthaug, the writer and director of one the best slasher films in recent history, Cold Prey. Knowing how capable Uthaug is of delivering taut suspense and beautiful cinematography, I can’t help but get excited.

The Wave will be crashing onto VOD and American theaters on March 4th, 2016.

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 center, geologist Kristian (Kristoffer Joner) 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