Disaster from Down Under

Here’s another coming attraction to keep an eye on: Arctic Blast is an Australian film currently in post-production and set for release in late May 2010. Director Brian Trenchard-Smith is well-known among fans of “Ozploitation”, and screenwriter Jason Bourque has both made-for-tv garbage and awards-nominated documentaries on his resumé. I kind of doubt Arctic Blast is headed for any major awards, though…

When a solar eclipse sends a colossal blast of super chilled air towards the earth, it sets off a catastrophic chain of events that threatens to engulf the world in ice!

A US research vessel sits on a calm Antarctic Ocean just 100 miles off the coast of Australia studying the thinning of the ozone. Suddenly a blast of sub zero air strikes the vessel, flash freezing the scientists and crew, bodily fluids turning to ice, skin splitting as ice crystals expand in muscle and tissue – the deaths are horrific and instant…

Jack Tate (Michael Shanks), a brilliant, yet troubled physicist specializing in Earth Sciences is the land based support for the research vessel. Complicating his life is a messy divorce from the local medical examiner Emma (Alexandra Davies) and a strained relationship with his teenaged daughter Andrea (Indiana Evans). When Jack learns about the bizarre deaths of his colleagues, he sets off to discover the cause. By piecing together the chain of events: the solar eclipse, a sudden drop in temperature of the mesosphere, and a rip in the ozone layer, Jack concludes that all of these elements have combined to create the ultimate disaster — a new ICE AGE!

Sounds like most of the necessary clichés are firmly in place, doesn’t it? More info on the distributor’s site.

(via Quiet Earth)

1 Response

  1. Amanda says:

    No knowledge of astronomy, geology or earth sciences. Got to love these movies.

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