Add an underground dwelling creature and “Sanctum” would probably have ended up on the SyFy Channel as one of their weekend movies. Tack on James Cameron’s name and convert it to 3D and it’s suddenly a theatrical release. $3 billion box in box office from one movie has its privileges, after all. Check out the trailer for Alister Grierson’s “Sanctum”. It’s a good think I hate caves…
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, Rhys Wakefield, Ioan Gruffudd, Alice Parkinson, Dan Wyllie, and directed by Alister Grierson.
Dive deep February 4, 2011.