Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired US rights to Norwegian disaster thriller The Tunnel, in a deal with TrustNordisk.
Pal Oie directs the claustrophobia feature, set within the freezing mountains of Norway, which follows what happens when a tanker truck catches fire in a tunnel, trapping families and tourists on their way home for Christmas.
TrustNordisk recently sold the €3.5m feature to the UK and Ireland (Signature Entertainment), Canada (Mongrel Media), Australia and New Zealand (Rialto Distribution), Spain (Youplanet), Portugal (Films4You), Czech Republic and Slovakia (Foxx Media Group), Estonia (Estin Film), India (Big Tree Entertainment) and Turkey (Esen Elektronik).
Producers are John Einar Hagen and Einar Loftesnes for Nordisk Film Production with support from the Norwegian Film Institute, Zefyr Media Fund and Western Norway Film Centre.
Nordisk released the film in Norway on December 25, 2019, where it grossed $2.6m.