“Sanctum” was directed by Alister Grierson, but you probably wouldn’t know that from all the advertising with James Cameron’s name all over it. Hell, look at the title for this post! Yeah, well, James Cameron sells tickets (and gets page views, or so I’m told), but Alister Grierson? Not so much. So anyways, five clips from “Sanctum”. If you’re claustrophobic, you probably should avoid this movie. Caves? Deep murky water? Suffocation? Basically everything that scares the pants off me.
The 3-D action-thriller Sanctum, from executive producer James Cameron, follows a team of underwater cave divers on a treacherous expedition to the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth. When a tropical storm forces them deep into the caverns, they must fight raging water, deadly terrain and creeping panic as they search for an unknown escape route to the sea. Master diver Frank McGuire (Richard Roxburgh) has explored the South Pacific’s Esa-ala Caves for months. But when his exit is cut off in a flash flood, Frank’s team–including 17-year-old son Josh (Rhys Wakefield) and financier Carl Hurley (Ioan Gruffudd)–are forced to radically alter plans. With dwindling supplies, the crew must navigate an underwater labyrinth to make it out. Soon, they are confronted with the unavoidable question: Can they survive, or will they be trapped forever?
Starring Richard Roxburgh, Ioan Gruffudd, Rhys Wakefield, Alice Parkinson, Dan Wyllie, Christopher Baker, Nicole Downs, Allison Cratchley, Cramer Cain, Andrew Hansen, John Garvin and directed by Alister Grierson.
Exploring February 4, 2011.
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