Over a year ago we learned that genre favourite Bill Paxton was joining Laurence Fishburne and Kevin Zegers in a new, post-apocalyptic sci-fi horror called The Colony. Since then things have been relatively quiet, until now…
With the film due to open in Canada next month (there are no UK release dates as yet), the first trailer has now arrived, and it is bloody good. The film is directed by Jeff Renfroe (One Point O, Sand Serpents) and judging by the trailer, it appears to be a sci-fi horror in the classic sense of films like Alien and The Thing. The setting is perfect, the idea that humanity is on its last legs during a new Ice Age is very cool, and seriously how can you go wrong with Bill Paxton and Laurence Fishburne heading the cast?
In the trailer we see Fishburne take a crew out to save a neighbouring colony, which clearly was a huge mistake and they then become the target of what appear to be cannibals. Ha! This is gonna be awesome!
Jeff Renfroe both writes and directs, with Svet Rouskov, Patrick Tarr and Pascal Trottier also on writing duties. The cast includes Bill Paxton, Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Zegers, Charlotte Sullivan, John Trench, Atticus Dean Mitchell, Dru Viergever and Romano Orzari.
The Colony follows a ragtag group of unfortunates struggling to survive amid the world’s next ice age. Plagued by sickness and internal conflict, and running short on supplies, the members of Colony 7 suspect the worst when they manage to lose contact with the only known other survivors in neighboring Colony 5. When they set out to discover the fate of the others, the team discover a threat much worse than nature and desperately battle to save themselves in what just might be humanity’s last stand.