Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Colony

the Colony - Poster 0001 | A Constantly Racing Mind

Once again 2013 seems to be a year of duplicate films. In a bid to capitalize on the Global Warming theme, two movies are debuting this year with similar concepts but different plots and different themes. In "Snowpiercer" the remnants of humanity survive on a train, speeding around the world in hopes of finding a place to colonize, while in "The Colony," there exists small underground settlements hunkering down during the inevitable ice age. The film stars Laurence Fishburne ("The Matrix," "Event Horizon") and Bill Paxton ("Aliens," "Predator 2")

The year is 2045 and instead of dealing with a developing gap in social class structure, "The Colony" focuses humanity's attempt at battling the forces of nature, finding ways to grow the food needed for survival, dealing with injuries, and disease. The story follows the inhabitants of Colony 7, commanded by Briggs (Laurence Fishburne) and Mason (Bill Paxton). 

In the International trailer (above) Colony 7 gets an emergency call from Colony 5 seeking assistance. Briggs decides that he will lead a team to travel to the beleaguered colony and investigate. They find the colony overrun by cannibals and upon returning, Mason (Paxton) has taken over the colony. 

Composer Jeff Danna provides the score for "The Colony." Danna has worked on films such as "Silent Hill," and "Resident Evil: Apocalypse."

The Colony has a U.S. release date of September 20th, 2013. Canada had a limited release on April 12, 2013. "The Colony" is a Canadian production.

Movie Data

Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Year:  2013
Staring: Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Zegers, Bill Paxton
Director: Jeff Renfroe
Producer(s):  Paul Barkin, Matthew Cervi, Pierre Even, Marie-Claude Poulin
Writer: Patrick Tarr, Jeff Renfroe, Svet Rouskov, Pascal Trottier
Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 95 minutes
Release Date: 9/20/2013

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