The first teaser trailer of the movie Nova Zembla has just been released. The movie should arrive in cinemas November 24. It is also the first Dutch 3D movie.
Dutch supermodel Doutzen Kroes will star in Nova Zembla and Actor Robert de Hoog plays the role of Gerrit de Veer, the young crew member who kept a diary of the hardships endured by the men in the winter of 1596.
The Flemish actor Jan Decleir plays Plancius Pastor Peter, who initiated the trip. Doutzen Kroes performs the role of his daughter during her film debut, to whom Gerrit de Veer is in love with.
Derek de Lint and Victor Reinier take the roles of Willem Barents and Jacob van Heemskerk.
The film is based on the historical and famous sea voyage led by Willem Barentsz to Asia. The crew was in search of a northern route since the southern one was blocked by the Spanish, but stranded and had to survive under gruesome circumstances on the arctic island of Nova Zembla.
The Dutch sailors and explorer Willem Barents and Jacob van Heemskerck, traveled to the Russian island group in the sixteenth century and discovered Bear Island and Spitsbergen.
Van Heemskerck and Barents hoped their trip to the “Far North” to find a shorter sea route to India. However they got stuck in the ice with their ship. The crew built a house of driftwood washed ashore where they spent the winter.
The following spring they constructed a boat with which the sixteen survivors could return to civilization.