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.
Here in The Back Row’s hometown of Ottawa, we just experienced one last rasping breath of winter as a bunch of snow was unexpectedly dumped on our city. In a sort of kismetic marketing move, the trailer for The Colony was released this week as well. The film is about Laurence Fishburne and Bill Paxton (and a bunch of other people, but who cares about them) who are living in a futuristic ice age in a bunker below the surface of the earth. The trailer kinda degenerates into generic zombie fare somewhere along the way, but the premise is cool and the fact that the movie was first film shot in the former NORAD base 60 stories underground is pretty cool. I’ll probably look into this eventually. But for now, I’m experiencing my own ice age.
The Colony doesn’t have a US release date yet, but it will be released in Canada in April 2013.