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Impressive Ensemble Cast For Disaster Epic

Published: Fri 23 Oct 2009 10:25 AM
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Power Announce Impressive Ensemble Cast For Disaster Epic Ice
Power announced today an impressive cast for ICE the new disaster epic based on the book by JAMES FOLLETT and directed by NICK COPUS (The Day of the Triffids, The 4400).
The extraordinary international line up consists of RICHARD ROXBURGH (Stealth, Van Helsing, The League Of Extraordinary Gentleman, Moulin Rouge) and FRANCES O’CONNOR (Cashmere Mafia, Three Dollars, Windtalkers, Artificial Intelligence: AI).
CLAIRE FORLANI (The Rock, Meet Joe Black, The Diplomat), BEN CROSS (Hannibal, Star Trek), SIMON CALLOW (The Phantom Of The Opera, Rome, Doctor Who), PATRICK BERGIN (Patriot Games, Smallville), with STEPHEN MOYER (True Blood, Quills), and SAM NEILL (Jurassic Park, Merlin’s Apprentice, Crusoe).
Justin Bodle CEO and Chairman of Power commented: ‘”This is one of the best ensemble casts we’ve ever had on one of our shows – huge names for a huge production. This is a real endorsement of the quality of the film and the commitment to Power.”
ICE sees the destructive effects of climate change cause unimaginable devastation and panic worldwide as the human race finds itself contemplating the dawn of a new ice age.
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 realises 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.
ICE confronts a wholly terrifying and plausible natural disaster of epic proportions. This uncompromising production sees a planet on the brink of annihilation, unleashing an apocalypse with an intensity and magnitude audiences will never forget.
Currently filming in New Zealand, as a UK-NZ co-production. The film is produced by RIC PELLIZZERI and executive produced by JUSTIN BODLE (Crusoe, The Day Of The Triffids), EWA RADWANSKA (Crusoe, The Day Of The Triffids) and PHILLY DE LACEY. Other crew credits include Line Producer JUDITH TRYE (The Strength Of Water, Black Sheep, No.2 ) and Director Photography RICHARD BLUCK (King Kong – 2nd Unit, The Lord of the Rings trilogy – 2nd unit). It is a Power and Screentime (NZ) coproduction.
About Power
Founded in 1995, Power has produced an impressive premium slate of feature-film and quality mini series over the past six years and has been distributing television programming internationally for 12 years.
Power’s current slate includes the 2 part mini series “The Day of the Triffids” for BBC1, co-produced by Power and Prodigy Pictures. The 2 part lavish mini series, The Devil’s Mistress, a Power/Company Pictures co-production for Channel 4; the 13-part network series, “Crusoe,” co-produced by Power, Muse and Moonlighting for NBC and “XIII: The Conspiracy,” starring Val Kilmer and Stephen Dorff.
Collaborating with the world’s most respected broadcasters, Power’s productions and co-productions include the International Emmy Award-winning mini series “Henry VIII” (ITV), Power's original action-packed epic disaster mini series, “Flood” (ITV) starring Robert Carlyle, International Emmy-nominated “Virgin Queen” (BBC), World War II epic “Colditz” (ITV), the adaptation of Robert Harris’ contemporary thriller “Archangel” starring Daniel Craig (BBC), lively drama “Casanova” starring Peter O’Toole (BBC) and the multiple award-winning “The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant” (ITV/Network TEN).
The company supplies primetime drama to more than 240 broadcasters and millions of TV viewers across the world and has produced more than £250 million worth of high quality TV drama to date.
Visit www.powcorp.com
SCREENTIME is one of New Zealand’s most diverse and experienced film and television production companies. The company started out as Communicado, before it was bought out by award-winning Australian production company Screentime Pty Ltd in 2004, and made such ground breaking feature films as ONCE WERE WARRIORS. For more information visit http://www.screentime.co.nz/
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