Watch: Sam Neill in the Trailer for Another Ice Age Movie: ICE
Is Sam Neill trying to make a comeback through indie action movies? That or he just needed to earn some extra money. Yep, it's The Day After Tomorrow all over again. Quiet Earth found a trailer for a movie called ICE that literally has the exact same plot as The Day After Tomorrow - a guy gets separated from his loved ones, crazy new ice age ravages the world, covering the UK in hundreds of feet of snow. And then it becomes an action movie. I can't quite decide if this looks better or worse than The Day After Tomorrow, but maybe I'll give it a shot because it's British and has a good cast: Stephen Moyer, Richard Roxburgh, Claire Forlani.
Watch the trailer for Nick Copus' environmental action movie ICE:
Environmentalist Thom Archer warns of a new ice age and points a finger at sinister energy giant Halo, who is drilling on the Greenland Glacier and causing it to melt. But his warnings are all ignored. So Thom realizes he must fight for his survival and the survival of Earth on his own. Based on James Follett's novel.
ICE is directed by British filmmaker Nick Copus, who's making his feature debut after working in TV for a while. The screenplay was written by fellow TV veteran Ray Harding. This was produced by Powercorp, the same company behind Crusoe and the UK's Day of the Triffids, and was shot entirely in New Zealand. We're not sure when to expect this, since it seems like an indie or straight-to-DVD release, but we'll let you know.