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:
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.