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

03.19.2013

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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