Netflix ‘Blasted’: 5 things to know about Norwegian sci-fi comedy
With constantly evolving content in films and series nowadays, viewers can now enjoy watching plenty of feel-good international films in various languages with mindblowing storylines. Netflix is an expert in bringing captivating international content to its subscribers globally. The global streamer is bringing a truly quirky and slice-of-life Norwegian sci-fi comedy original film ‘Blasted’. It is based on a real-life UFO incident that happened in Norway back in the 1930s.
Fans who have loved watching these Netflix series and films also like ‘Post Mortem: No One Dies In Skarnes’, ‘Clark’ and ‘The Serpent’, would surely themselves whilst watching this much awaited Norwegian dark sci-fi comedy ‘Blasted’.
When is ‘Blasted’ releasing and where can you watch it?
The awaited Norwegian dark sci-fi comedy film ‘Blasted’ is going to be released globally by June 29, 2022, on Netflix at 3:01 am EST.
What is ‘Blasted’ all about?
Based on the real-life UFO-induced phenomenon in Hessdalen (Norway), ‘Blasted’ is a Norwegian dark sci-fi comedy film that tells the story of two close childhood friends Sebastian (Axel Boyum) and Mikkel (Fredrik Skogsrud). Both these childhood buddies reunite for Sebastian’s bachelorette party who is getting hitched to the love of his life in the film.
Whilst Mikkel never went beyond being a teenage laser-tag prodigy, Sebastian has now turned himself into a career-obsessed workaholic person. Even at his bachelorette party, Sebastian is using the occasion as a ruse in order to gain another new client. But soon the joyous atmosphere of the party changes into a tense one as their party gets interrupted by an alien invasion which makes everyone scared. Now it is upto the unbeatable laser-tag duo Mikkel and Sebastian to reunite and fight back against it.
The official synopsis reads, “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."
The movie has been inspired by the real-life UFO phenomenon of unexplained Hessdalen lights which had been seen in a 12 km long stretch of the Hessdalen valley in rural Norway. These lights have no official source as they keep appearing in both day and night and also seem to float through and above the valley.
Who stars in ‘Blasted’?
Following starcast has been confirmed for the Norwegian sci-fi dark comedy film.
Axel Boyum as Sebastian
The 27-year-old Norwegian star Axel Boyum got his breakthrough into television with the Emmy-winning Norwegian television series 'Eye Witness’. Ever since then he has also given some of the finest performances in Norwegian shows like ‘Black-Widows’, ‘Home Ground’, ‘Witch Hunt’, ‘Delete Me’, ‘Furia’ and ‘The Headhunters’. He is one of the youngest actors to win a Norwegian Emmy award ‘Gullruten’ for his performance in the television series ‘Home Ground’. He has also acted in several Norwegian short films like ‘Camping With Ada’, ‘Comets’, ‘Satellites’ and ‘Another World’. He is going to be seen playing the lead role of Sebastian in the awaited Norwegian sci-fi dark comedy drama ‘Blasted’ releasing globally on Netflix.
Written by Emanuel Nordrum, ‘Blasted’ has been directed by Martin Sofiedal and produced by Are Heidenstrøm at Miso Film. The executive producers are Peter Bose and Jonas Allen.
No official trailer and teaser have been revealed yet for the film. We would update this space as soon as it’s out.