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Epic Ice Age Film The Solutrean Finishes Up Casting

19 February 2016 2:35 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Solutrean, which will be the first film to come out of the Sony-owned Studio 8, has finished up casting. Kodi-Smit McPhee (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) will star in the film, with Jóhannes Haukur Johannesson (A.D. The Bible Continues), Jens Hultén (Skyfall), Natasha Wilson (Darc), Marcin Kowalczyk (The Lure) and Spencer Bogaert (Vincent) also joining the cast.

Directed by Albert Hughes, the movie will detail the story of a hunting expedition gone horribly wrong, with its lead characters on an epic mission of survival to make it back home amidst a harsh and brutal landscape. Specifically, the title “Solutrean” is a nod to a hypothesis written by scholars who believe that Europeans settled America somewhere around 20,000 years ago.

The genesis of the project? Hughes came up with the idea and went to Studio 8’s Jeff Robinov who, in a previous incarnation, represented the filmmaker when the »

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Albert Hughes’ Next Film 'The Solutrean' Sounds Like An Ice Age 'The Revenant'

19 February 2016 12:58 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

When Hollywood sees something different work, they don't wait long to try and duplicate its success. While the production was tough, the critical and box office success that greeted "The Revenant" has seemed to make suits bullish on survival narratives. Christian Bale just signed up for the survival tale "Hostiles," about the journey of an Army captain a Native war chief. And now comes a wintry epic about with some notes that feel very familiar. Read More: Directors Francis Lawrence, Albert Hughes, And Terry Jones Line Up New Projects Deadline reports that Albert Hughes, in his first solo jam outside of his partnership with Allen Hughes ("Menace II Society," "The Book Of Eli"), will direct "The Solutrean." Inspired by the idea tossed around by some folks that Europeans settled in North America over 20,000 years ago, the movie stars Jóhannes Haukur Johannesson, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Jens Hultén, Natasha Wilson, Marcin »

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Hughes' Ice Age Tale "Solutrean" Casts Up

19 February 2016 10:41 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Kodi Smit-McPhee, Jahannes Haukur Johannesson, Jens Hulten, Natasha Wilson, Marcin Kowalczyk and Spencer Bogaert have joined the cast of "The Book of Eli" filmmaker Albert Hughes' Ice Age epic "The Solutrean" at Studio 8.

The story follows a hunting expedition gone bad and the tale of survival through dangerous conditions to get home. The title refers to a hypothesis that Europeans settled America some 20,000 years ago.

The project will be shot in IMAX-3D and is scheduled to go before the cameras this Monday in Canada and Iceland. Daniele Sebastian Wiedenhaupt penned the script while Hughes is producing with Andrew Rona.

Source: Deadline »

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