4/01/2013

Coming Soon: 'The Colony'

Laurence Fishburne stars in The Colony, an eOne Films release.
Coming to theatres this April is the hotly anticipated Canadian film The Colony. Shot sixty stories  below ground in a decommissioned NORAD base in North Bay, Ontario (the first film ever to shoot in the location), The Colony is a topical sci-fi thriller about a group of survivors forced into an underground colony to live through the freeze of the next ice age. Starring Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix trilogy), Bill Paxton (Alien), Kevin Zegers (Fifty Dead Men Walking), and Charlotte Sullivan (Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster), The Colony could be a big hit for Canadian cinema when it opens in theatres April 12.

Synopsis and trailer after the jump:

Synopsis: Award-winning director Jeff Renfroe (One Point Zero, Civic Duty) delivers an action-packed, post-apocalyptic thriller in his icy feature The Colony. Set during the next ice age, an outpost of colonists struggle to survive below the world’s frozen surface. Short on supplies, and plagued by illness and internal conflict, the colonists suspect the worst when they mysteriously lose contact with their only other known settlement, Colony 5. When Colony 7’s leader Briggs (Laurence Fishburne - Contagion, The Matrix Trilogy) decides to lead an expedition to discover what happened, he is challenged by Mason (Bill Paxton – Aliens, Twister), his former comrade-in-arms, who has his own ideas of what is best for the colonists. Briggs takes two volunteers on the mission, the young Graydon (Atticus Mitchell, “My Baby Sitter’s a Vampire”) and Sam (Kevin Zegers - Fifty Dead Men Walking, “Gossip Girl”), a strong-willed mechanic who seizes the opportunity to confront the icy wasteland that orphaned him. When they reach their destination, the team discovers a threat much worse than nature and must battle to save themselves and protect their fellow colonists in what might be humanity’s last stand. A riveting, intense story of survival, humanity, and desperation, The Colony is a rich addition to the post-apocalyptic action genre.

The Colony opens in theatres April 12 from eOne Films.


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