Today Netflix announced Blasted inspired by the real-life UFO-phenomenon in Hessdalen, Norway
The comedy sci-fi film will be directed by Martin Sofiedal, written by Emanuel Nordrum and produced by Are Heidenstrøm (The Wave) at Miso Film.
Blasted stars Axel Bøyum and Fredrik Skogsrud in the leading roles as Sebastian and Mikkel. Joining Axel and Fredrik are: Mathias Luppichini (Audun), André Sørum (Kasper), Eirik Hallert (Pelle), Evelyn Rasmussen Osazuwa (Stine) and Ingrid Bolsø Berdal (Hjørdis).
Blasted follows childhood friends Sebastian (Axel Bøyum) and Mikkel (Fredrik Skogsrud), who are reunited for Sebastian’s bachelor party. While Mikkel never matured past teenage laser tag-prodigy, Sebastian has grown into a career-obsessed workaholic who’s using the party to schmooze a potential client. But when the bachelor party stumbles head-first into an alien invasion, it’s up to Mikkel and Sebastian to reunite as the kick-ass lasertag duo they once were and fight back.
Are Heidenstrøm, Producer and CEO of Miso Film Norway has this to say about the project:
“It is very exciting to be the first Norwegian Sci-Fi comedy in production. We feel very privileged to work with Netflix and to make a film in such an unorthodox genre. Emanuel Nordrum and Martin Sofiedal have created an amazing story where we finally get clarity in the light phenomenon in Hessdalen.”
If this all leaves you a little confused, this wikipedia entry may help. There’s a real (and unexplained [officially]) phenomenon called The Hessalden Lights. Strange lights have been observed in a specific area of Norway for decades and never explained, despite research stretching back to 1983. We look forward to watching the film and learning more.
The film will release globally to streaming in 2020 and you can read the announcement for more details. As ever we’ll keep you posted during development and bring further news as we get it.