Aksel Hennie Hits The Deep Water In First Trailer For PIONEER

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
Though we've been talking about Norwegian star Aksel Hennie for years here at Twitch, for many his first real exposure came through international hit Headhunters. So how do we greet the news that Hennie has reunited with the producers of that film along with the director of the original Insomnia - later remade by Christopher Nolan - for the upcoming thriller Pioneer? With a great deal of excitement, of course.

PIONEER is set in the early 80's, at the beginning of the Norwegian Oil Boom. Enormous oil and gas deposits are discovered in the North Sea and the authorities aim to bring the oil ashore through a pipeline from depths of 500 meters. A professional diver, Petter, obsessed with reaching the bottom of the Norwegian Sea has the discipline, strength and courage to take on the world's most dangerous mission. But a sudden, tragic accident changes everything. Petter is sent on a perilous journey where he loses sight of who's pulling the strings. Gradually he realizes that he is in way over his head and that his life is at stake.
Wes Bentley and Stephen Lang also star in this international affair and if you need further convincing just take a look at the first teaser below. No subtitles but none are needed as there's no dialogue, either. Just a lot of absolutely gripping imagery.

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  • mightyjoeyoung

    "So how do we greet the news that Hennie has reunited with the producers of that film along with the director of the original Insomnia - later remade by Christopher Nolan - for the upcoming thriller Pioneer? With a great deal of excitement, of course."

    I liked Erik Skjoldbjærgs earlier stuff like, Insomnia(1997), Nokas(2010).

    Very nice stylish trailer at least......hoping the film delivers, thanks Mr Brown.

  • Per capita, Scandanavian film makers offer a significant bang-for-the buck not unlike South Korea.

  • John V. Knowles

    Can't see the teaser. Got "disallowed key characters".

  • Ard Vijn

    Funny to see that the American actors are introduced while the Norwegian ones are considered known property for the intended audience!

  • thomasnilsen

    The trailer was made for Norwegian audiences. All the Norwegian words in the trailer should have been a clue, but yeah it's still kinda' funny.

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