So, have you heard about KON-TIKI? This is something I'm dying to see!
Hey folks, Harry here... Checking out the trailer to KON-TIKI was something of a discovery for me. It's this UK/Norway/Denmark production about Thor Heyerdahl, the crazy as hell explorer that believed there were currents in the ocean that would guide his BALSA WOOD RAFT 5000 miles across the Pacific Ocean. He was considered insane, for obvious reasons. I mean. In 1947 when he did this - we had modes of sea-faring transportation that was notably safer than BALSA WOOD. But he wanted to prove his theory. This film is about that story - and to play Thor Heyerdahl, they've cast one of the actors from MAX MANUS: MAN OF WAR, Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen. This is one of the films I'm most hopeful for seeing this year, because it truly does look extraordinary here, don't you think?
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Jan. 21, 2012, 5:52 p.m. CST
Jan. 21, 2012, 5:53 p.m. CST
What did you think of Inception?
Jan. 21, 2012, 5:59 p.m. CST
Strange how the trailer starts of in English with subtitles then goes full on Norweigen so i've no idea what's being said. Looks interesting though. I remember this subject in a history class too.
Jan. 21, 2012, 6:01 p.m. CST
Just kidding, Looks pretty damn good, actually. But, I swear some of us humans, are crazy fucks, that won't take no for an answer. Seems, like some of the characters are thinking, Yes There is Water, Yes it might be possible. What is wrong with you, bro?
Jan. 21, 2012, 6:02 p.m. CST
I had a wonderful illustrated book about the Kon Tiki journey as a child, so I'm already excited for this!
Jan. 21, 2012, 6:02 p.m. CST
RA 1! RA 2! And now... Mr and Mrs Brian Norris' Ford Popular!
Jan. 21, 2012, 6:03 p.m. CST
Jan. 21, 2012, 6:09 p.m. CST
by Darth Saruman
well done sir!!
Jan. 21, 2012, 6:09 p.m. CST
...with Klaus Kinski in the late 70's or early 80's. Its same type of insane man on a mission story as Fitzcaraldo, Aguire: The Wrath of God, or Cobra Verde.
Jan. 21, 2012, 6:10 p.m. CST
I couldn't resist. I'm sorry.
Jan. 21, 2012, 6:22 p.m. CST
by Margot Tenenbaum
Is such a thing even possible?
Jan. 21, 2012, 6:38 p.m. CST
I read Kon-Tiki many years ago--great adventure story. But I enjoyed just as much his book on the Ra Expeditions, from Morocco to the Americas. It was written around 1970. Good stuff....but depend upon a movie to screw it up....I would rather see a documentary.
Jan. 21, 2012, 6:40 p.m. CST
Jan. 21, 2012, 6:45 p.m. CST
from the book...and the glowing phosphorescence on the waves at night...
Jan. 21, 2012, 7:14 p.m. CST
by Bungion Boy
Can't believe this has never been shot before.
Jan. 21, 2012, 7:29 p.m. CST
Jan. 21, 2012, 8:14 p.m. CST
by Nice Marmot
...not one mongoose OR cobra to be seen.
Jan. 21, 2012, 8:59 p.m. CST
Jan. 21, 2012, 9:10 p.m. CST
If they remake this one, I'll be first in line. Fond memories of the Blob like monster, although rumor was they used a carpet as a stand in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caltiki_%E2%80%93_The_Immortal_Monster
Jan. 21, 2012, 9:13 p.m. CST
by Do Zombies Dream of Butchered Sheep?
But now, I too, am dying to see it. I think I'll check out this Max Manus in the meantime. Thanks Harry.
Jan. 21, 2012, 9:30 p.m. CST
and dug into the story when I was a kid. (I'm a lot older than most of y'all.) I had a copy of the kid's picture book version, and the adult version. There's a Wiki page, fairly accurate. Until the space raace, the Kon-Tiki expedition was the great adventure of the postwar years. And yeah, Heyerdahl was considered crazy. Who else would build a balsa-log raft using ancient methods, get a crew of fellow Viking warriors, and sail it to Tahiti? For me, it was the coolest thing I ever read.
Jan. 21, 2012, 11:58 p.m. CST
Hey, they're taking a bunch of other Scandinavian products and turning them into total shite - why not this?
Jan. 22, 2012, 1:06 a.m. CST
If the int'l number are good, this will be remade with Brad Pitt or Ryan Gosling in the lead. Mark my words.
Jan. 22, 2012, 1:21 a.m. CST
...and they won't screw it up, either. Definitely one to look out for.
Jan. 22, 2012, 1:55 a.m. CST
by Nils Thomas Nokleholm
I read somewhere that they are shooting it in both Norwegian and English, so there will be an international release. (Can't find source right now) Heyerdahl was (in Norway at least) known for his bad english accent, and this actor gets it spot on.
Jan. 22, 2012, 3 a.m. CST
Never have I seen such a serious, epic trailer to a movie that's based on the real story of what could possibly be labeled the Most Boring Thing That's Ever Taken Place On This Planet. I mean that was like something Christopher Nolan would make.
Jan. 22, 2012, 4:16 a.m. CST
by Shady Drifter
I've been hearing a lot about this production since they filmed the scenes of the sea journey in the huge wate tank in Malta... which was used in other productions in the past such as U-571 and Ridley Scott's White Squall. Having a tank like that means that they can do some daring water shots in a controlled environment. This trailer really makes me want to watch the film... has the same kind of vibes of Peter Weir's The Way Back which was one of my favourite movies in the past couple of years.
Jan. 22, 2012, 6:23 a.m. CST
Jan. 22, 2012, 9:53 a.m. CST
Not only will it be remade, it will be remade approximately two-three years from now! Rejoice, it's time for Hollywood to show the world again that they alone can do it.
Jan. 22, 2012, 10:28 a.m. CST
...over. Can't wait.
Jan. 22, 2012, 10:43 a.m. CST
by Rob Jenson
The movie looks like it goes well beyond the scope of the book, but the story of the voyage itself could make an incredible film. Can't wait to see Thor stare into the eye of the great squid as it stares up at him from the inky darkness of the sea.
Jan. 22, 2012, 12:12 p.m. CST
gotta love tiny toons.
Jan. 22, 2012, 2:17 p.m. CST
(KON!!!!-KON!!!!-KON!!!!-KON!!!!) you're welcome. dont let it happen again.
Jan. 22, 2012, 3:16 p.m. CST
(Who also made the awful Bandidas with Penelope and Salma.) And it's true, they've shot two versions of the film, one in Norwegian and one in English.
Jan. 22, 2012, 3:39 p.m. CST
Really good stuff.
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