Friday, August 14, 2009

Whiteout Poster and Trailer

Over at The Furnace this week Damian posted a new poster for the forthcoming Warner Brothers film Whiteout. The film stars Kate Beckinsale and Gabriel Macht and is based on Greg Rucka and Steve Lieber's Whiteout comic book which was first published by Oni Press in 1998.

Antarctica. The coldest and most isolated place on earth. Temperatures drop to 120 below. Winds whip across the ice at over 100 miles an hour. Home to one of the deadliest forces in the world: the whiteout.

It's a place U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko (Kate Beckinsale) won't miss. As the lone law enforcement agent at the Amundsen-Scott Research Station, her tenure here has been not only harsh but uneventful. In three days, when the station powers down and the sun sets for the long winter, she'll be getting out; leaving Antarctica for good and turning in her badge for a new life.

But when a body is discovered in the no-man's land on the open ice, Stetko is plunged into a shocking mystery. Bizarrely battered and miles from camp, the dead man is Antarctica's first homicide victim and Stetko's first real challenge in a long time.

Her investigation soon involves U.N. Special Agent Robert Pryce (Gabriel Macht), sent to monitor her progress in this ungoverned territory. As the case takes a deadly twist and a 60-year-old secret is unearthed, Stetko herself becomes a target. Pryce could prove to be a powerful ally but only if solving the murder is what he's really after.

With only days before the last plane out, Stetko must race to unravel the mystery or risk being stranded on the ice as darkness and the killer closes in.


I'm looking forward to seeing this film, Kate Beckinsale is an excellent actress and it's based on some good source material.

Here's the trailer:

UK release: 11 September.