The Oslo Rift strikes back in the official trailer for thriller 'The Quake'

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Nov 11, 2018, 11:02 AM EST (Updated)

Just when everyone thought the city of Oslo was safe, the exact opposite turns out to be the case. Unfortunately, the "Oslo Rift" runs right through the city, and it was the epicenter of an earthquake in 1904 that registered a 5.4 on the Richter scale. Oslo is a lot more populated than it was in 1904, and another quake of that magnitude (or worse) would be bad thing. Get ready for that bad thing.

Such is the premise of the new Norwegian film (from Magnolia Pictures) called The Quake. The rift is at it again, and by the look of things in the official trailer, well, nothing good is happening here. It's devastation on a massive scale — this film is a follow-up to the 2015 film The Wave, which featured a tsunami playing havoc with the denizens of a Norwegian fjord. This time they are definitely kicking it up a notch, placing the mayhem right in the center of Norway's capital city.

Take a look at the official trailer right here: 

The film is directed by John Andreas Anderson, and was written by John Kare Raake and Harald Rosenlow-Eeg. It stars Kristoffer Joner and Ane Dahl Torp, both of whom can be seen in the trailer above.

We don't know much else about the story at this point other than "oh my god, run for your lives, it's an earthquake," but it has us fairly disturbed anyway. The shot of the kid face down on the cracking glass is right out of The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and though it is almost a direct lift, it is still very (very, very) unsettling.

The Quake is gonna quake in theaters and on-demand on December 14. Will you be quaking with excitement, or running away? Quake it out in the comments.