Sorry for no recent posts, but diving conditions on the weekends lately have sucked.
I didn’t realize this until last weekend, but I guess I’m considered a journalist!
I was invited to a junkette for the movie SANCTUM last weekend - you basically see the movie before it’s released and then sit in a conference room and ask the cast, directors and producers questions about the film.
Unfortunately, I can’t post any reviews or what was asked in the interviews until Friday, when the movie is released - so come back Friday!
However, here is some information that I can pass on at this time:
Movie trailer to SANCTUM:
To watch this trailer on YouTube, click here.
SANCTUM in RealD 3D and IMAX 3D – in theaters February 4, 2011!
Release Date: February 4, 2011
Genre: 3-D Action Thriller
Cast: Richard Roxburgh, Rhys Wakefield, Ioan Gruffudd, Alice Parkinson, Dan Wyllie
Directed by: Alister Grierson
Written By: John Garvin, Andrew Wight
Produced By: Andrew Wight
Executive Producers: James Cameron, Ben Browning, Michael Maher, Peter Rawlinson, Ryan Kavanaugh
SANCTUM Synopsis: The 3D action-thriller Sanctum, from executive producer James Cameron, follows 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) has explored the South Pacific’s Esa-ala Caves for months. But when his exit is cut off in a flash flood, Frank’s team—including 17-year-old son Josh (Rhys Wakefield) and financier Carl Hurley (Ioan Gruffudd)—are forced to radically alter plans. With dwindling supplies, the crew must navigate an underwater labyrinth to make it out. Soon, they are confronted with the unavoidable question: Can they survive, or will they be trapped forever?
Shot on location off the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, Sanctum employs 3-D photography techniques Cameron developed to lens Avatar. Designed to operate in extreme environments, the technology used to shoot the action-thriller will bring audiences on a breathless journey across plunging cliffs and into the furthest reaches of our subterranean world.
The Sanctum YouTube Channel is hosted by Andrew Wight, the producer of the film and allows users to find out to what extremes they would go to for the sake of adventure. The channel hosts several extreme videos from previously existing YouTube content and filmmaker-provided footage, with a voting system for each video. Users are able to vote if they would/wouldn’t/already have done the things in the video. We then determine the users’ threshold for risk and how far they will go to reach an adrenaline high or discover the unknown. The user’s threshold level then determines which personality type they fit into. Users are able to share the videos, their votes, and their personality results on Facebook or Twitter. Users can also write and share their own extreme stories, and explore what others are saying about the movie in our social sphere.
I took their test and am rated as an “Adventurer.”
SANCTUM, in association with NationalGeographic.com, invites you to share your most extreme adventure in the Sanctum Extreme Adventure Contest on Facebook. Upload a photo and story that details your greatest adventure for a chance to win one of three Grand Prizes: $1,000 cash and a Canon G12 10MP Digital Camera! 12 runners-up will receive a year’s subscription to National Geographic magazine, and a copy of the book “The New Age of Adventure,” a collection of the decade’s most thrilling, eccentric, and extraordinary adventure tales. The winners will be selected from all entries by Andrew Wight, the co-writer and producer of Sanctum (upon whose real-life story the film is based) and Steve Casimiro, National Geographic’s adventure expert.
Judging by my results from the YouTube quiz, I have no chance of winning this contest - there’s some real nuts out there!