Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen a lot of post-apocalyptic movies set in different locations. There was the jungle setting of After Earth and the urban war zones of World War Z. For the upcoming sci-fi movie The Colony, however, the post-apocalyptic will be quite a bit more chilly. Set during a new ice age, The Colony promises action and suspense in claustrophobic close quarters.
The Colony looks like it might be a lot of fun. There’s a great sense of setting and danger in the video above. While the trailer might be giving too much away about the film’s story, there still looks to be plenty of action and gruesome gore. It also feels as if this movie wants to be a remake of John Carpenter’s The Thing, but with superhuman cannibals instead of a single alien invader.
The Colony is set in the year 2045. The entire world is consumed in sunless snow cover. When all the world’s vegetation and animal life begin to freeze, mankind hides in underground bunkers called Colonies. When a distress call from Colony 5 emerges, Colony 7 reluctantly responds. Little do they know, Colony 5 has got problems, and those problems are spelled C-A-N-N-I-B-A-L-S. Colony 7 must fight off the imminent threat so they can make it back to their own home.
Jeff Renfroe wrote and directed the Canadian post-apocalyptic cannibal movie. The Colony is Refroe’s third feature film, after One Point O in 2004 and Civic Duty in 2006. He has since turned to TV and directed a few episodes of the American remake of Being Human for Syfy.
The Colony actually boasts a pretty interesting cast of actors, including Laurence Fishburne, Bill Paxton, Kevin Zegers, Atticus Dean Mitchell, Charlotte Sullivan, and John Tench as Viktor. The sci-fi film already opened in theaters in Canada, and it’s scheduled for release here in the States sometime this summer.