The Colony is set in the frozen dystopian future. All that remains of Earth are a few colonies, and when one of those colonies launches a distress call, it's up to Laurence Fishburne to save the day... from cannibals. Yeah, super-strength human cannibals!
Directed any penned by Jeff Renfroe, The Colony looks like the kind of mid-summer shlock that gets you through the first, bad heat wave. I almost fell over in my chair when it's revealed that Fishburne's character's name is "Briggs" — of course it is! Either way, we're in.
Set during the next Ice Age, The Colony follows an outpost of colonists who struggle to survive below the world’s frozen surface. Short on supplies and plagued by illness and internal conflict, the colonists suspect the worst when they mysteriously lose contact with their only other known settlement, Colony 5. When Colony 7′s leader Briggs (Laurence Fishburne) decides to lead an expedition to discover what happened, he is challenged by Mason (Bill Paxton), his former comrade-in-arms, who has his own ideas of what is best for the colonists. Briggs takes two volunteers on the mission, the young Graydon and Sam (Kevin Zegers), a strong-willed mechanic who seizes the opportunity to confront the icy wasteland that orphaned him. When they reach their destination, the team discover a threat much worse than nature and must battle to save themselves and protect their fellow colonists in what might be humanity’s last stand.