The Colony explores survival in the new Ice AgeS

Patrick Tatopoulos, director of last year's Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, is in talks to take the helm for The Colony, an "eco-horror" movie about a desperate band of survivors trying to save humanity during a new Ice Age.

The full plot of The Colony follows a group of humans who retreat to an underground bunker when a new Ice Age makes the Earth uninhabitable. As the last remnants of humanity, they are trying to preserve the species, a task complicated by a deadly threat somewhere in the base.

Summit Entertainment is producing and distributing The Colony, which will begin shooting in the fall. This would be Tatopoulos's second film directing, but he is also very experienced in special effects and creature design, having worked on I, Robot, I Am Legend, and the first two parts of the Underworld saga. (It really is a saga now, isn't it? Goodness...)

But still, I can't help but think...a base under siege? A new Ice Age? A monstrous menace lurking outside? Sounds like if the new Doctor Who is going to keep dragging its feet on bringing back the Ice Warriors, Tatopoulos and company are going to take matters into their own hands.

[Reuters]