Laurence Fishburne and Kevin Zegers in Final Negotiations for 'The Colony'

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TORONTO - Laurence Fishburne is in final negotiation to star in The Colony, a $16 million Canadian indie feature scheduled to shoot in Toronto through March 30.

Kevin Zegers is also near to joining the cast for the sci-fi thriller about a group of underground survivors after the next Ice Age fending off an invasion of feral cannibals.

Jeff Renfroe is directing The Colony, based on a script he co-wrote with Patrick Tarr, Pascal Trottier and Svet Rouskov.

Producers are keeping the cast list under wraps until production gets underway in Toronto on February 22.

Alcina Pictures is producing the picture with Item 7 and Mad Samurai Productions.

Paul Barkin, Colin Brunton, Matthew Cervi, Pierre Even and Marie-Claude Poulin will share producer credits.

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