What Is Norwegian UFO Phenomenon That Inspired ‘Blasted’ on Netflix, Combining Comedy, Sci-Fi, and Aliens

What Is Norwegian UFO Phenomenon That Inspired ‘Blasted’ on Netflix, Combining Comedy, Sci-Fi, and Aliens

During Netflix Geeked Week 2022, Netflix expanded its library by adding international shows and movies. So, it is not at all surprising to see a Norwegian movie on Netflix. Netflix announced the details of the movie Blasted, which is based on the Norwegian UFO phenomenon. What do we know about the movie so far? Let’s find out.

Blasted on Netflix

Netflix has a large worldwide viewership to its credit. To maintain the audience, they are constantly working and making it a better experience. Hence, the streaming giant introduced a Norwegian movie Blasted during Netflix Geeked Week 2022. This sci-fi comedy is based on a UFO phenomenon. Before getting into it, let us look at the trailer.

The movie explores how the laser tag game went wrong and how the characters fight it. The movie is about two childhood friends, Sebastian and Mikkel, who reunite for Sebastian’s bachelor party. Sebastian is grown up and is now career-oriented and hard working. On the other hand, Mikkel didn’t mature past his teenage years. But when the party is disturbed by the invasion of an alien, they fight back as they are the kick-ass laser tag duo.

What is a Norwegian UFO phenomenon?

The inspiration behind the movie is a real-life UFO phenomenon. It is unexplained Hessdalen lights observed in a 12-kilometer-long stretch of the Hessdalen valley in rural central Norway. The origin of the lights is unknown. They appear both day and night and seem to float through and above the valley.

Usually, they are bright white, yellow, or red. Also, they can appear above and below the horizon. And they last from a few seconds to over an hour. This has been reportedly appearing since 1930. This phenomenon inspired the creators of the movie.

Cast, Release Date, and more…

The movie is going to be available on Netflix in June 2022 casting Norwegian actors. Axel Bøyum and Fredrik Skogsrudin the lead roles as Sebastian and Mikkel, respectively. Other cast members include Mathias Luppichini, André Sørum, Eirik Hallert, Evelyn Rasmussen Osazuwa and Ingrid Bolsø Berdal.

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Martin Sofiedal is directing the movie. The producer of the movie, Are Heidenstrøm, shares his feelings about the movie and says, “It is very exciting to be the first Norwegian Sci-Fi comedy in production. We feel very privileged to work with Netflix and to make a film in such an unorthodox genre. Emanuel Nordrum and Martin Sofiedal have created an amazing story where we finally get clarity in the light phenomenon in Hessdalen.”

We are excited to see how this Netflix movie Blasted will turn out to be. Let us know how did you like the trailer so far?

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