The film comes from director Xavier Gens (The Divide, Frontiere(s), The Crucifixion) and it's an adaptation of the Albert Sanchez Piñol’s Spanish novel. The film has been in and out of development since 2009 and at one point 30 Days of Night director David Slade was attached.
The film is set on the edge of the Antarctic Circle a few years after World War I and this is the synopsis:
On the edge of the Antarctic Circle, a steamship approaches a desolate island. On board is a young man, poised to take the post of weather observer, to live in solitude