is a 2009 thriller film based on the 1998 comic book of the same name
by Greg Rucka
and Steve Lieber
, and released on September 11, 2009. The film was produced under the banner of Dark Castle Entertainment
by Joel Silver
, Susan Downey
and David Gambino
, is directed by Dominic Sena
, is distributed by Warner Bros.
, and stars Kate Beckinsale
, Gabriel Macht
and Alex O'Loughlin
in the lead roles.
The movie opens in 1957, inside a Russian cargo plane flying above Antarctica
. In the cargo hold, three Russians
sit with a padlocked box. The co-pilot launches a gun fight that soon leads to the plane crashing and the death of all aboard. The setting fast-forwards to a present-day geographical research settlement in Antarctica. The inhabitants are preparing to evacuate in the face of an early winter storm. They must depart before the onset of winter or remain for six months.US Marshal
Carrie Stetko (Kate Beckinsale) has been working in remote Antarctica for two years, since a betrayal by her partner in Miami
that killed him and nearly killed her. She is finally planning to leave, but first is called upon with her friend Doc (Tom Skerritt) and pilot Delfy (Columbus Short) to retrieve a body spotted in a remote area. A cursory autopsy
first reveals only an old wound, stitched closed, but then discloses that the man was murdered with an axe.
The dead man is Anton Weiss, one of a group of three scientists looking for meteorites. When Carrie... Read More