Fishburne, Zegers Visit “The Colony”

Laurence Fishburne and Kevin Zegers (“Transamerica,” “Dawn of the Dead”) are close to joining the cast of Jeff Renfroe’s $16 million Canadian sci-fi thriller “The Colony” for Alcina Pictures, Item 7 and Mad Samurai Productions says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story deals with a group of underground survivors after the next Ice Age fending off an invasion of feral cannibals.

Renfroe, Patrick Tarr, Pascal Trottier and Svet Rouskov co-wrote the script. Shooting kicks off next week in Toronto and will continue through late March.

Paul Barkin, Colin Brunton, Matthew Cervi, Pierre Even and Marie-Claude Poulin are producing.