When Laurence Fishburne, Bill Paxton and Kevin Zegers signed on to star in The Colony, not much was revealed about the plot, other it ”revolves around a group of survivors forced underground by the next ice age. There, they must fight to preserve humanity against a savage threat.’
Now we get to see a bit more with the release of the first trailer. Coming Soon has a lengthier synopsis, which says, ‘Set during the next ice age, an outpost of colonists struggle to survive below the world’s frozen surface. Short on supplies, and plagued by illness and internal conflict, the colonists suspect the worst when they mysteriously lose contact with their only other known settlement, Colony 5. When Colony 7’s leader Briggs (Laurence Fishburne) decides to lead an expedition to discover what happened, he is challenged by Mason (Bill Paxton), his former comrade-in-arms, who has his own ideas of what is best for the colonists. Briggs takes two volunteers on the mission, the young Graydon, and Sam (Kevin Zegers), a strong-willed mechanic who seizes the opportunity to confront the icy wasteland that orphaned him. When they reach their destination, the team discover a threat much worse than nature and must battle to save themselves and protect their fellow colonists in what might be humanity’s last stand.’
No UK date is currently set, but it hits US theatres on April 12th. And take a look at the poster below.