- Thu May 30, 2013, 6:33 AM GMT
Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg beat out Fredrik Bond of 'The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman' and Rupert Sanders of 'Snow White and the Huntsman' in the competition for the coveted gig.READ MORE
Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl crossed the Pacific ocean in a balsa wood raft in 1947, together with five men, to prove that South Americans already back in pre-Columbian times could have crossed the sea and settle on Polynesian islands. After gathering financing for the trip with loans and donations, they set off on an epic 101 day-long journey across 8,000 kilometers, all while the world was watching. "Kon-Tiki" tells about the origin of Heyerdahl's idea and the events surrounding the group's voyage.