We've been writing about THE COLONY since 2010, when it was first announced that Patrick Tatapoulous was set to direct the post-apocalyptic thriller. That version never materialized, but they did end up making the film eventually, with Jeff Renfroe at the helm. (The Arrow recently checked it out and did not dig it.) Now it's almost ready to be seen.
A new poster for the film, which will be released by Image Entertainment later this year, has been revealed, and you can see it below. Standard floating-heads stuff, not very exciting at all, wouldn't you agree?
Set during the next ice-age, THE COLONY follows an outpost of colonists who 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, and Sam (Kevin Zegers - Fifty Dead Men Walking, TV's 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 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.