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“The Colony” is precisely the kind of film that you need independent filmmakers for. I don’t see a big-time Hollywood studio shelling out the bucks to make something like this, even with Laurence Fishburne and now, Bill Paxton in the cast. Okay, so those who aren’t exactly big-time movie stars anymore that can get films greenlit, but in terms of genre fame, they’re still pretty strong pulls.
The Canadian-produced “The Colony” has now added genre fave Paxton to its cast, which also includes Fishburne and Kevin Zegers, playing the film’s young male lead. No word on Paxton or Fishburne’s characters, but the plot finds “a small group of survivors in the aftermath of a future Ice Age who live underground fighting for their lives in a society that disintegrates into cannibalism and violence.”
That’s a little different than what I originally heard, which had the survivors battling underground cannibals. So instead of CHUDs, the survivors will be fighting themselves? That seems to be what the plot outline above is indicating. That’s a tad disappointing, but hey, cannibals are cannibals, right?
Jeff Renfroe, who co-wrote the script with Patrick Tarr and Pascal Trottier, will direct.
Via : Deadline