For all those Kate Beckinsale fans out there, especially me, there will be a new movie for her called Whiteout. This is another graphic novel adaptation which comes out on September 11, 2009; two weeks prior to the release of The Surrogates with Bruce Willis. While this movie has no scifi elements in the story, we do have Kate from Van Helsing and the Underworld movies as a scifi tie-in. More importantly, we have seen past movies where outposts in the most parts of the world are used as the setting for many stories.
One of my favorites would be John Carpenter’s The Thing which takes place in Antarctica. An alien shapesifter crash lands on Earth and takes the place of the people it kills. There is yet another graphic novel adaptation called 30 Days of Night by Steve Niles which takes place in Barrow, Alaska (Which you can see Russia from your house… if you lived there. You betcha’.) The residents migrate out of town when the town will be black for 30 days which makes perfect sense for vampires to stalk their prey. Click here to read my review of the graphic novel. Smillia’s Sense of Snow with Julia Ormond as a transplanted Greenlander living in Copenhagen. She using her sense of snow to uncover an accidental death of a child, she stumbles upon clues about a secretive corporation that has made several mysterious expeditions to Greenland.
Greg Rucka the writer of the Whiteout is also wrote of the segments of the Batman Gotham Knight direct to DVD called Crossfire. While the DVD is good, the Crossfire storyline was absolutely fantastic. I have not read this book but I am curious to read it especially now. Below is a page from Whiteout which you can read online.
If you like to continue reading this story from Whiteout, click here. But before you go, checkout the trailer from the movie and let me know what you think.
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