An astronaut whose people have a long time since Abandoned land comes back to a house she never knew, determined to find a solution to their fertility problems. What she finds is that the devastated planet they left behind may be humanity’s only hope, but ensuring their survival come at a price.
Saban Films has released the first trailer for The colony, a new film by co-writer Mariko Minoguchi and director and co-writer Tim Fehlbaum, produced by Independence Day Roland Emmerich. It takes place after Earth was abandoned due to climatic catastrophes, which left most of the world underwater. The colonists who fled to another planet found themselves unable to procreate, so a team of astronauts return to the planet in search of answers. The lone survivor, Blake (Nora Arnezeder), discovers children among the inhabitants of the planet, so an abandoned former explorer on Earth named Gibson (Iain Glen) thinks the time has come to bring their people home. But to do so would destroy the lives of those who worked so hard to survive there.
Here is the synopsis: “Cataclysmic conditions on Earth forced a mass exodus to a distant planet. Generations later, a manned mission returns to assess living conditions in the desolate, mostly submerged world. The only survivor of the expedition is attacked by a violent band of scavengers, themselves locked in a battle with a far more sinister foe. Now, the very survival of mankind depends on the bravery and ingenuity of the lone astronaut.
The trailer looks promising, resembling an epilogue to Water world where a group of settlers returned to find out what had happened to the planet they had left behind. That or Planet of the Apes, only without Charlton Heston’s monologues or Mark Wahlberg’s stunned facial expressions. The trailer is also visually impressive, especially the oversized cargo ships serving as homes for survivors. I’m curious to see more.
The colony hits theaters and digitally at home on August 27.
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