If you were to tell me before that its possible to sail 5000 miles across the ocean with just a wooden raft, I would have scoff at the idea and say thats suicide. Truth be told, it has happened actually in 1947 and a UK/Norway/Denmark production is basing this true story of Kon-Tiki in a historical adventure film. For those unaware, a Norwegian explorer/writer Thor Heyerdahl courageously embarked on epic journey across the Pacific Ocean on a balsa raft, using the currents as the guide to test his theory that the people from South America could have settled Polynesia in pre-Columbian times. Its directed by Joachim Roenning & Espen Sandber of Max Manus: Man of War fame with Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen playing the lead role of Thor.
The theatrical release date in Norway is on August 24th. You'll find the trailer embedded below.