Canadian sci-fi casts Fishburne and Zegers.

THR reports that writer/director Jeff Renfroe’s indie sci-fi thriller ‘The Colony’ has cast Laurence Fishburne (‘Contagion,’ ‘The Matrix’) and Kevin Zegers (‘Fifty Dead Men Walking,’ ‘It’s a Boy Girl Thing’).

Set after the next Ice Age, the thriller follows a small group of survivors living underground who must fight for their lives when their fragile society disintegrates into cannibalism and violence after coming under attack by a savage band of feral humans.

Renfroe will be directing the feature based on a screenplay he co-wrote with Patrick Tarr, Pascal Trottier and Svet Rouskov. Production is scheduled to kick off next week in Toronto.