After a gripping trailer that more than justifies not only your interest, but also the interest of George Clooney and his producing partner Grant Heslov (who are venturing out to remake this film), we’ve got an exclusive clip from Pioneer to share with you. Written and directed by Erik Skjoldbjærg, the film is set in the 1970s at the beginning of the Norwegian Oil Boom.
The film stars Wes Bentley, Stephen Lang and Aksel Hennie and hits theaters and OnDemand today, December 5th. Which means you can technically watch it right now (iTunes link). Hit the jump for the new Pioneer clip. It’s pretty intense if you’re at all afraid of tight spaces (or dying).
Here’s the synopsis for Pioneer:
Inspired by real events, PIONEER’s story starts in the 1970s at the beginning of the Norwegian Oil Boom. Enormous oil and gas deposits are discovered in the North Sea and authorities aim to bring the oil ashore through a pipeline over 1600 feet deep. Petter (Hennie), a professional diver, is obsessed with reaching the bottom of the Norwegian Sea. Along with his brother Knut (Eriksen), he has the discipline, strength and courage to take on one of the world’s most dangerous missions but a sudden, tragic accident changes everything. Petter is sent on a perilous journey where he loses sight of who is pulling the strings. Gradually, he realizes that he is in way over his head and that his life is at stake.