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New Trailer Released for German Sci-Fi Thriller The Colony

The Colony

A new U.S. trailer has been released for the upcoming German post-apocalyptic thriller The Colony, starring Nora Arnezeder, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, and Game of Thrones’ Jorah Mormont himself, Iain Glen.

The movie originally premiered at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year under the name Tides, which was also known as Haven: Above Sky before that, but the film makers decided to rename it the most generic over-used title in the genre: The Colony. Yes, that name has been used a few times before.


In spite of this, the movie actually looks quite good. It tells the story of an astronaut who crash-lands on Earth two generations after humans left the ruined planet to inhabit another planet named Kepler 209. Unfortunately, Kepler 209’s atmosphere makes everyone sterile, so a mission back to Earth was necessary to continue the species.

The astronaut (Blake, played by Nora Arnezeder) is the only survivor from the scout ship, but she soon realizes that she’s not alone. She meets up with a man (played by Iain Glen) who survived the first scouting mission to Earth years earlier only to discover that there are also a host of survivors who have been living in a post-apocalyptic Earth this whole time.


When she finds out that these survivors have been reproducing as normal, she must find a way to make contact with Kepler 209 again and save all of humanity — both on Earth and on Kepler 209.

The U.S. trailer tells this story, which might seem like it just laid out the whole movie, but the international trailer — first released back in February — tells even more.

The film is written and directed by Tim Fehlbaum with Mariko Minoguchi co-writing the screenplay. It is set to release from Saban Films on August 27th of this year.

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Shawn has been infatuated with the post-apocalyptic genre since he wore out his horribly American-dubbed VHS of the original Mad Max as a child. Shawn is the former Editor-in-Chief at Joystiq's Massively.com, creator of the Aftermath post-apocalyptic immersion event, and host of the Through the Aftermath podcast for over 11 years. He currently resides on top of a mountain in the middle of nowhere with his wife and four children.

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