James Cameron’s obsession with water continues with his latest feature entitled, Sanctum. The director executive produced the film that takes us cave and sea diving, with no intention of bringing us back to the surface. Yes, it’s one of those movies and the new trailer is not for the claustrophobic. And if you have a fear of large bodies of water and drowning, you might want to take a deep breath before watching. Take a look…
The 3-D 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?
Whenever someone says, “What’s the worse that can happen?” We almost want something bad to happen to them. You shouldn’t speak that kind of arrogance into existence. The combination of the caves, the water, and the elements would be enough for anyone to stay on their toes. And the fact that it’s based on a true story makes it even more scary.
Sanctum opens in theaters on February 4, 2011.
What do you think of the trailer for Sanctum?