The trailer for The Burning Sea, a Norwegian catastrophe film set on a wrecked oil rig leaking gas into the water, is now available exclusively on Cinemazzi. Unlike other disaster films, The Burning Sea depicts a completely man-made disaster, in which our collective thirst for oil is the causative factor of a possibly catastrophic situation.
The Burning Sea tragedy is depicted in the trailer, with a break on the ocean bottom beneath an oil rig caused by excessive offshore drilling in Norway’s adjacent North Sea. When the oil rig collapses, a team of researchers is dispatched to save the crew and stop a gas leak, only to be confronted by the terrifying sight of a real burning sea. To make matters worse, the ocean fissure is threatening to spread and consume everything in its path, turning oil extraction into a possible apocalypse that might wipe mankind off the face of the earth.
In the middle of the pandemonium, the trailer for The Burning Sea emphasizes human stakes. Submarine operator Sofia (Kristine Kujath Thorp) is part of the oil rig rescue team, and when she shows up at the cracked oil rig to look for the lost crew and evaluate the situation, she quickly becomes directly involved with the catastrophic gas leak, as her friend Stian (Henrik Bjelland) is stuck in the depths of the ocean. That is, in fact, the ideal recipe for a successful disaster film, as we consider both the larger picture of a catastrophic occurrence and how it may touch the lives of individuals we come to sympathize for.
The Burning Sea is produced by John Andreas Andersen, who formerly directed The Quake, an ecological catastrophe film. Lars Gudmestad and Harald Rosenløw-Eeg, who also co-wrote the screenplays for The Quake and The Wave, direct from a script by Andersen. Rolf Kristian Larsen, Anders Baasmo, Bjrn Floberg, and Anneke von der Lippe are among the cast members of The Burning Sea. Martin Sundland, Catrin Gundersen, and Therese Bøhn are the producers of the film.
On February 25, The Burning Sea will be released in cinemas, on digital, and on-demand. Check out the latest trailer below the jump:
The official summary for The Burning Sea is as follows:
In 1969, the Norwegian government announces its discovery of one of the world’s largest oil fields in the neighboring North Sea, launching a 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 discover is that this is just the start of a possible apocalyptic catastrophe. As rigs are evacuated, Sofia's loving companion Stian becomes trapped in the depths of the sea, and Sofia must dive in to rescue him. The Burning Sea is the latest disaster epic from the team behind The Wave and The Quake.