Meanwhile, I came across news about an upcoming disaster movie called Ice, based on a 1970’s novel by James Follett. What caught my attention was the fact that Sam Neill is set to star, alongside other well-known names such as Richard Roxburgh, Claire Forlani and Stephen Moyer.
According to the production company website, Ice is a climate change thriller set in the year 2020:
Findings by environmental scientist Professor Thom Archer suggest that Halo, the corporate energy company drilling on the Greenland Glacier are causing it to melt.
Archer’s warnings are ignored, so he heads to the Arctic to find indisputable evidence. Upon arrival, he realises humankind is under immediate threat, and races home to save his family.
The glacier collapses, with devastating consequences. Astonishing weather patterns emerge and plunge the world’s temperatures into steep decline.
ICE confronts a wholly terrifying and plausible natural disaster of epic proportions. This uncompromising production sees a planet on the brink of annihilation, unleashing an apocalypse with an intensity and magnitude audiences will never forget.
Sounds fun enough. Shooting is underway in New Zealand, and the release is set for next year.
Am going to see 2012 this Saturday. Will post a review on Sunday.