It's been an on-again / off-again / on-again day for the "unofficial" trailer of Whiteout, with Warner Bros. first distributing it, then retracting it, but now allowing it to be shown. We're using the link from FirstShowing.net, but it is widely available elsewhere. Whiteout is based on the graphic novel (actually series of novels) of the same name written by Greg Rucka and Steve Lieber. The film, which stars Kate Beckinsale, was shot in 2007 but has been hidden by the studio since then.
The film appears to be based on the first novel of the series. Antarctica: cold, desolate, nothing but ice and snow for miles and miles. Carrie Stetko (played by Beckinsale) is a U.S. Marshal, and she's made it her home. In its vastness, she has found a place where she can forget her troubled past and feel at peace ... until someone commits a murder in her jurisdiction and that peace is shattered. The murderer is one of five men scattered across the continent, and he has more reason to hide than just the slaying. Several ice samples were taken from the area around the body, and the depth of the drilling signifies something particular was removed. Enter Lily Sharpe, who wants to know what was so important another man's life had to be taken for it. But are either of the women prepared for the secrets and betrayals at the core of the situation?
See the trailer below (which we like, but think the voiceover is odd to the point of being annoying). Whiteout is scheduled to be released on September 11, 2009.
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