Just the other day I was lamenting the fact that there aren’t very many post-apocalyptic movies set in a frozen wasteland as opposed to a desert wasteland. It appears that my prayers have finally been answered by Jeff Renfroe’s The Colony, a Canadian sci-fi thriller that was shot partially on location at the NORAD base in North Bay, Ontario. The movie takes place during the next ice age where small pockets of humans live in underground colonies, banding together to survive.
Laurence Fishburne plays Briggs, the leader of Colony 7, who takes a small team to investigate after they lose contact with Colony 5. Along the way he clashes with the hard-nosed Mason (Bill Paxton), but they must put aside their differences when an even bigger threat emerges. Although the trailer makes it feel a bit generic, the $16 million budget helps this rise above the stigma of being just another low rent Canadian production. The Colony hits theatres in Canada on April 12th; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.