In the 1980’s he became the father of the resistance John Connor in Terminator and later that decade he made it cool to be a marine and kick some xenomorph ass in Aliens and this month T is now trying to survive New York City as its under Nuclear Attack in Xavier Gen’s THE DIVIDE. A familiar face of 1980’s science fiction meets one of the current crop of New Wave French Horror Xavier Gens who made a fantastic debut feature “Frontier(s)”.Xavier Gens fulfils all expectations with his latest offering, The Divide, an intense, post-apocalyptic shocker and a film maker we will be looking out for in the years to come .
As an onslaught of nuclear missiles from an unknown assailant falls on New York City, a small group of tenants and the caretaker of an apartment building manage to find refuge in the building’s bunker-like basement. But as the days and nights slowly tick by, their sanctuary starts to resemble something more akin to a living hell. Adding further terror to the situation, the shelter is unexpectedly attacked by mysterious armed assailants wearing hazmat suits, their motives unknown but their merciless method of assault all too clear. This new threat forces the trapped victims to unite against a common enemy but it is a unity that proves to be short-lived.
With little chance of rescue and only unspeakable horrors and almost certain death awaiting them on the outside, the survivors slowly begin to descend into madness as food and water supplies dwindle, tensions flare and self-preservation becomes the only option. The ensuing power struggle leads to physical, psychological and sexual torment among the group as each member loses touch with his and her humanity. Despite this, one individual holds on to the hope of some form of salvation beyond the thick concrete walls of what may soon become nothing more than a tomb.
What I’ve read about this film, though it has a post apocalyptic setting this is one for those who love there psychological thrillers, the destruction of the human mental condition and if this is the case this sounds good to me! Joining Michael Biehn is an fantastic cast consisting of Lauren German (Hawaii Five-O, Hostel: Part II), Rosanna Arquette (Pulp Fiction), Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes, Wolverine), Courtney B. Vance (Final Destination 5, FlashForward) and Ashton Holmes (Nikita, The Pacific).
Momentum Pictures are doing the honours here in UK&Ireland releasing the film in cinemas from April 20th then On DVD, May 14th.
Keep upto date on all things The Divide at the film’s fansite http://www.totalfanhub.com/the-divide/