Five ‘Sanctum’ Clips and Two Behind-the-Scenes Videos

James Cameron executive produces this 3D underwater adventure about a cave-diving expedition gone horribly wrong.

Universal Pictures has released five new clips and two behind-the-scenes featurettes from the upcoming 3D adventure Sanctum, which arrives in theaters nationwide on February 4. Click on the video below to delve deeper into this thriller, which is executive produced by James Cameron:

The 3D action-thriller Sanctum, from executive producer James Cameron, follows a team of underwater cave divers on a treacherous expedition to the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth. When a tropical storm forces them deep into the caverns, they must fight raging water, deadly terrain and creeping panic as they search for an unknown escape route to the sea.

Master diver Frank McGuire (Richard Roxburgh) has explored the South Pacific's Esa-ala Caves for months. But when his exit is cut off in a flash flood, Frank's team--including 17-year-old son Josh (Rhys Wakefield) and financier Carl Hurley (Ioan Gruffudd)--are forced to radically alter plans. With dwindling supplies, the crew must navigate an underwater labyrinth to make it out. Soon, they are confronted with the unavoidable question: Can they survive, or will they be trapped forever?

Shot on location off the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, Sanctum employs 3D photography techniques Cameron developed to lens Avatar. Designed to operate in extreme environments, the technology used to shoot the action-thriller will bring audiences on a breathless journey across plunging cliffs and into the furthest reaches of our subterranean world.

Sanctum was released February 4th, 2011 and stars Richard Roxburgh, Ioan Gruffudd, Rhys Wakefield, Alice Parkinson, Dan Wyllie, Christopher Baker, Nicole Downs, Allison Cratchley. The film is directed by Alister Grierson.

Sources: Universal Pictures

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    If I end up going to the movies this weekend it'll be for The Mechanic, only so I can get a review up and compare it with the original.

    4 years agoby @the-screenwriterFlag

  2. Cartman

    The movie is outstanding guys, please dont trust any review. Watch tjis movie in 3D, I did watch it today and it was amazing!!!

    4 years agoby @c-a-r-t-m-a-nFlag

  3. skywise

    I love underwater movies...

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  4. CUPID

    Sorry not feeling this one.

    4 years agoby @cupidFlag

  5. Dragon1991

    I'm willing to bet the 3D is going to be just enviromental 3D :P

    4 years agoby @Dragon1991Flag

  6. K.Guy

    Hey, @ThatGuy I have not spoken to you in a while.

    4 years agoby @kguyFlag

  7. Timmy

    Ouch. pretty lame

    4 years agoby @timmyFlag

  8. Jimthar

    yeah this movie looke really stupid. the whole 'we're experts but gonna die in a cave anyway' thing has been done to death over the last few years. and that stupid ass line "what could go wrong diving in caves" just shows how badly written it is. sorry JC you're not getting my money on this one. i wont even watch it in a dollar theatre, as someone stated below.

    4 years agoby @jimtharFlag

  9. Daveactor7

    God, Cameron is just really shoving that 3D into our asses.....

    4 years agoby @daveactor7Flag


    Bleh. That guy parachutting into the hole looked horrible. I'll skip this. Maybe catch it at a dollar theatre. Who knows..

    4 years agoby @the-screenwriterFlag

  11. Diaigma

    Agreed. Sorry, but Cameron can only do so much as an executive producer :P

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  12. K.Guy

    If only there was better vfx and acting.

    4 years agoby @kguyFlag

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