Monday, December 27, 2010

James Cameron's Sanctum opens Feb 17

DEC 27, 2010 - James Cameron's underwater epic, SANCTUM, will be released by GSC in cinemas nationwide on 17 February 2011. And, of course, it will also be available in 3D.

Sanctum is about a team of underwater cave divers on a treacherous expedition to the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth. When a tropical storm forces them deep into the caverns, they must fight raging water, deadly terrain and creeping panic as they search for an unknown escape route to the sea.

Master diver Frank McGuire (Richard Roxburgh of Moulin Rouge!) has explored the South Pacific’s Esa’ala caves for months. However, when his exit is cut off in a flash flood, Frank’s key team—including 17-year-old son Josh (Rhys Wakefield of The Black Balloon) and financier Carl Hurley (Ioan Gruffudd of Fantastic Four series)—is forced to radically alter their plans.

With dwindling supplies, the crew—including Carl’s girlfriend, Victoria (Alice Parkinson of Where the Wild Things Are and X-Men Origins: Wolverine), and Crazy George (Dan Wyllie of Muriel’s Wedding)—must navigate an underwater labyrinth to make it out.

Shot on location off the Gold Coast in Queensland and in caves in South Australia, as well as at the Village Roadshow Studios, Sanctum employs stunning 3D photography techniques developed to lens Avatar.


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