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Check out the trailer and poster for snowpocalyptic thriller The Colony starring Bill Paxton and Laurence Fishburne

Mar. 19, 2013by: Paul Shirey

Both Bill Paxton and Laurence Fishburne stand as two of the best character actors working today.  They've both dabbled in leading-man roles, but more often than not shine as the supporting actor in a bigger film (i.e. Fishburne in THE MATRIX, Paxton in ALIENS).  They are two of the most reliable guys working and seeing their names in any cast list is always a bonus.  So, putting the two actors together in the sci-fi snowpocalypse pic THE COLONY automatically earns the film some clout.  I honestly hadn't heard anything about this until I saw the trailer yesterday and it looks to be an impressive looking sci-fi jaunt.  It looks well shot for a smaller budget pic with some solid effects work and an atmospheric feel. 

Paxton and Fishburne star as two men living in a colony during a new ice age, who set off to help another colony when they receive a distress signal.  It looks like your standard survival stuff, with a mysterious threat on the horizon, which can make for a good time at the movies. 

Take a look:

Here's the synopsis:

Forced underground by the next ice age, a struggling outpost of survivors must fight to preserve humanity against a threat even more savage than nature.

THE COLONY is slated to hit theaters on April 12, 2013.

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Source: Alliance Films

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9:44PM on 03/19/2013

FRUUUUUGGGHHHHH

Ya know I wasn't down with this idea until the Foghorn kicked in! You know its going to rock if its got FOGHORN!
Ya know I wasn't down with this idea until the Foghorn kicked in! You know its going to rock if its got FOGHORN!
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2:48PM on 03/19/2013
I believe they filmed this movie in an old NORAD base in North Bay, Ontario
I believe they filmed this movie in an old NORAD base in North Bay, Ontario
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2:21PM on 03/19/2013
"Game over, man!"
"Game over, man!"
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7:30AM on 03/20/2013
LOL!!! dats y i love bill paxton
LOL!!! dats y i love bill paxton
1:42PM on 03/19/2013

Hollywood originality !

My god this is the sign of the apocalypse Hollywood having and original idea that isn't a remake or reboot with two decent actors i may actually have to go and see this that or i should probably stand on the corner with a sign saying the end is nigh
My god this is the sign of the apocalypse Hollywood having and original idea that isn't a remake or reboot with two decent actors i may actually have to go and see this that or i should probably stand on the corner with a sign saying the end is nigh
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1:41PM on 03/19/2013
The Snow Hills Have Eyes
Major boredom. Easy skip.
The Snow Hills Have Eyes
Major boredom. Easy skip.
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1:34PM on 03/19/2013
Zomsnowpocalypse. I'm in.
Zomsnowpocalypse. I'm in.
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12:31PM on 03/19/2013
Looks like Screamers with zombies. I'm down.
Looks like Screamers with zombies. I'm down.
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12:30PM on 03/19/2013
You had me at Paxton, then lost me at Fishburne, though it would be nice to see Larry actually be good in something for the first time in many years.
You had me at Paxton, then lost me at Fishburne, though it would be nice to see Larry actually be good in something for the first time in many years.
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12:21PM on 03/19/2013
I wonder how this will fare against the similarly-themed "Snowpiercer" - it seems a little The Thing-esque, and while I'm not a fan of the increasingly overused "Inception foghorn" sound effect in the trailer, this does look pretty fun.
I wonder how this will fare against the similarly-themed "Snowpiercer" - it seems a little The Thing-esque, and while I'm not a fan of the increasingly overused "Inception foghorn" sound effect in the trailer, this does look pretty fun.
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12:08PM on 03/19/2013

White Walkers

Actually this kind of looks like an old-school 80's throwback we were discussing in the Escape From New York article.
Actually this kind of looks like an old-school 80's throwback we were discussing in the Escape From New York article.
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11:32AM on 03/19/2013
I'm liking what I see so far.
I'm liking what I see so far.
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