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Watch: Trailer For Original 'Insomnia' Director's New Film 'Pioneer' With Aksel Hennie, Wes Bentley & 'Miss Bala' Star Stephanie Sigman

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by Joe Cunningham
March 15, 2013 4:42 PM
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Aksel Hennie was the star of one of last year’s biggest foreign language hits, “Headhunters,” and he’s since cashed in by securing a supporting role in Brett Ratner’s “Hercules” alongside Dwayne Johnson. But Hennie’s next project is "Pioneer," another Norwegian effort from the same production company behind "Headhunters," an '80s-set conspiracy thriller set to the backdrop of the Norwegian Oil Boom.

The film is set for an August release in Norway, but after the success of "Headhunters" and the involvement of Stephen Lang (“Avatar”) and Wes Bentley (“American Beauty,” "The Hunger Games") among the cast – not to mention the star of another foreign language hit, “Miss Bala” lead Stephanie Sigman – we’d be surprised if this doesn’t get some kind of North American theatrical release. That’s especially the case now that we’ve seen the first trailer, which promises action, explosions and underwater intrigue.

The film’s director, Erik Skjoldbjærg, is probably best known for writing and directing 1997’s “Insomnia,” which was later remade by Christopher Nolan, as well as directing the Christina Ricci-starring “Prozac Nation.” With Stephen Lang among the cast, it’s hard not to think of James Cameron while watching this trailer and everything from “Titanic” and “The Abyss” to the more recently produced “Sanctum.” Could this be a Nordic thriller with a bit of James Cameron influence? Yes, please. [Montages]

 
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4 Comments

  • Thomas Nilsen | March 20, 2013 2:12 PMReply

    It takes place in the 1970's, not the 80's.

  • eamon | March 15, 2013 4:54 PMReply

    Fuck Yes

  • Peder | March 15, 2013 4:52 PMReply

    And the same goes for another Norwegian thriller coming out at the same time in Norway, called "Ragnarok", with Kon-Tiki star PÃ¥l Sverre Valheim Hagen.

  • AlreadySOLD | March 15, 2013 4:47 PMReply

    The rights have already been sold to Magnolia in the US. The deal was made based on a short promo shown at Berlin this year.

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