Cast & Credits:
Release Date: September 20, 2013 (limited)
Studio: RLJ Entertainment
Director: Jeff Renfroe
Screenwriter: Jeff Renfroe, Patrick Tarr, Pascal Trottier, Svet Rouskov
Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Zegers, Bill Paxton
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Budget: $16,000,000 (estimated)
Official Website: Not Available
Tagline: When the Earth froze, the rules of survival changed forever.
Award-winning director Jeff Renfroe ("One Point O," "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) decides to lead an expedition to discover what happened, he is challenged by Mason (Bill Paxton), 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, and Sam (Kevin Zegers), a strong-willed mechanic who seizes the opportunity to confront the icy wasteland that orphaned him. When they reach their destination, the team discover 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.