Cameron produced Sanctum 3D trailer online
I do get tired of films being sold on the back of “so-and-so produced”, however with James Cameron it means something, especially now. What it means is that you're getting the best 3D techniques and filming that you possibly can in a film. Now while you might not want 3D, at least you know it's not some half-arsed conversion.
With Sanctum that's the very case, but then there's something more that the film can hold onto, one is the excellent trailer, and another is the cast list including Richard Roxburgh, Rhys Wakefield, Ioan Gruffudd, Alice Parkinson, and Dan Wyllie.
The film looks quite interesting too, and while you might think there's a lot of scope for aliens and all manner of horror down in the big caves beneath the Earth, what we get is a much more realistic film, one based on actual events where people are fighting to survive against very natural enemies.
Oh, did I not say? The film is about caving, potholing, all manner of underground caving adventures, except this one seems to go very wrong when a tropical storm sets in and forces the team deeper into the caverns than they should go, and before long traps them with only one way out.
I like the trailer, even if the colours seem over saturated and there are far too many things flashing close to the camera, it does look like it'll be action packed and exciting, and I'm sorry to say it might look rather amazing in full on Avatar (Filmstalker review) 3D with all that stunning natural scenery.
However the trailer for Sanctum does look like it might give a little too much away in a few cases, who is that cutting their rope, and let's face it someone has to cut their rope to save everyone else on a climbing film. Still, it does look good. Here's the blurb:
The 3-D action-thriller Sanctum, from executive producer James Cameron, follows a team of underwater cave divers on a treacherous expedition to the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth. When a tropical storm forces them deep into the caverns, they must fight raging water, deadly terrain and creeping panic as they search for an unknown escape route to the sea. Master diver Frank McGuire (Richard Roxburgh) has explored the South Pacific's Esa-ala Caves for months. But when his exit is cut off in a flash flood, Frank's team--including 17-year-old son Josh (Rhys Wakefield) and financier Carl Hurley (Ioan Gruffudd)--are forced to radically alter plans. With dwindling supplies, the crew must navigate an underwater labyrinth to make it out. Soon, they are confronted with the unavoidable question: Can they survive, or will they be trapped forever?
You can head over and see the trailer for Sanctum at Apple Trailers in high definition, or here it is for a quick flash version: