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Ice trailer shows big cast

Ice.jpgI must admit that I can't hear the word Ice without leaping into a song, can you guess which one? However this is not the time, for Ice is a new film about a catastrophic climate change that begins to change the planet forever, and dares to utter the chilling words, "the United Kingdom just ceased to exist".

Well, it's chilling for me, I'm in Scotland. Anyway, although there's some familiar ground here there are also some interesting names in the cast list. Richard Roxburgh, Stephen Moyer, Sam Neill, Claire Forlani, Frances O'Connor, Ben Cross, Simon Callow, and Patrick Bergin.

Okay, Ice does have some moments that are highly reminiscent of The Day After Tomorrow and other similar world event films, but then there's going to be similar ground in all of them anyway. The question is what does Ice show differently, apart from concentrating on the ice age part of the disaster? Also, will the planet be destroyed, for when there is another ice age chances are we won't all be obliterated and frozen to death. Will we?

Anyway the film's blurb tells us more of what Ice will cover:

It is 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 realizes 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.

Sounds interesting, and there are some differences there already. I do wonder how this one will play out and if it's going to seem more than a television disaster movie.

Here's the trailer found through Quiet Earth for you to see more.

Everyone, all together now, "It's the end of the world as we know it...but I feel fine".



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