The Colony (2013) Script


Come on!

Open the door! Open the door!

Let us in! Let us in!

Get up.

Give me another day. One more day.

One more day isn't going to make any difference.

Please! Just give me some more meds!

You had your meds, Hal. You're getting worse.

Put me back in quarantine.

Just till tomorrow. I'll get better.

You're not gonna get better, Hal.

I'll take the walk.

It's my choice.

Not today.

You can't do this. It's my choice!

It's my job. Make your peace.


He tested positive, Sam.

He has a choice.

Let him walk.

He'll just come back.

They always do.

We can't let him infect the rest of the colony.


This isn't right.

This is survival!

It's nothing personal.

His time was up. That's all, Sam.

In this place, we live in fear of the common cold.

The last flu wiped out 20 people in less than a week.

So, now we've got rules.

You get sick, you go into quarantine.

If you don't get better, you've got a choice.

A bullet or a long walk in the snow.

At least that's how it's supposed to work.

After the snow started, the lucky ones found places like this.

A place where life could exist underneath the ice.

When I got here, we were hundreds living on top of each other.

Everyone just thankful they'd made it out of the cities alive.

When the food ran out, most of the people in the world died, but not the people in this place where seeds were stored underground, kept safe for a better day.

Some people, they talk about a place, a paradise with Blue skis and birds as far as you can see.

Those are just stories.

Everybody knows that.

So, we hold on. Hibernating, like the last dark age.

But it's not the cold we need to worry about.

It's each other.

Briggs. What's up, Sam?

I need to talk to you. Look, don't start. Hal knew the rules.

His blood test was positive and he wasn't getting any better.

We don't have the meds to keep fighting this flu anymore.

And we can't risk another outbreak.

But why do we leave it to the one guy who loves to pull the trigger?

Look, this colony started with over 400 people.

And I have done too much surface time with a shotgun in one hand and a shovel in the other.

I've had my fill of blood in the snow. You understand?

Now, Mason is just doing what has to be done.

Yeah, but he's not doing it right. He didn't give him a choice.

Hal wanted to walk, not take a bullet.

Well, right now, we have a bigger issue.

Calling colony five, this is colony seven. Over.

Colony five, this is colony seven. Come on, guys. Over.

What's up? Sos loop from colony five.

Sos? Sos.

You sure it's five? It's got to be.

It's their code. Marcus always checks in.

When was the last time you had contact with him?

About seven days.

They said they were gonna be down for radio repairs.

And they've been dead air until about an hour ago.


General meeting in the main Hall in 30 minutes.

Okay. For who? For everyone.

I want you to go see Viktor, Sam.

He's having a problem with the livestock.


All colonists report to the main Hall in 30 minutes.

I repeat. All colonists please report to the main Hall in 30 minutes.

Thank you.

You gonna try and save these rabbits, too?

Another stillborn litter.

Hmm. They need protein, just like us.

How many are left?

Twelve in all.

But this here

is the only female.

You know you're screwed when even the rabbits won't fuck.

Let me see what I can get from Kai.

Mason. What's going on?

What are you talking about?

What happened up there with Hal?

Sam come running to you?

What gives you the right to take away the man's choice?

His choice was made when he tested positive.

That is not how we do things.

We give people a choice.

It's theirs to make regardless of the outcome.

Till they come back. Till the food runs out.

It's not a problem until it's a problem.

You gave me this job to do.

Now let me do it.

Mason. You know...

You'd think for someone you served with, you'd give them a little more respect.

Almost had you.

No, you didn't.

What do you need?

Soy pellets.

The rabbits aren't doing so hot.

Where's this?

Uh, somewhere in Spain, I think.

You never give up, do you?


No one thought Briggs could fix that link to that old satellite, but he did.


So, all that weather modification tech is out there.

It's just buried under the ice.

Well, that's where it should stay.


Sam, somewhere, someone is working on a fix.

And when there's a thaw, I'm gonna find it.

Take me with you?

There's not a lot of choice down here. You'll have to do.

Hal's gone.

Well, we live and die by our rules, Sam.

We should get to the meeting.

Breathe slowly. You can't cough. Okay?

Hey, I fixed that crack in the north vent for ya.

Thanks, Sam. That's great.


You all right?

Yeah. I'm good.

You're not looking so hot.

No, no. It's good. I'm fine.

Maybe you should go back to your room, huh?

All right. Listen up.

A few hours ago, we received a distress signal from colony five.

They haven't responded to any radio calls.

Given that colony three shuttered last year, I think they're worth checking up on.

Cooper, I want you to see what kind of radio parts we have to spare.


We've got nothing to spare.

Mason, we're sending a team and I'm leading it.

I need two volunteers.

What if they've been hit with a new flu?

We'll take all precautions.

We'll go into quarantine when we get back.

That's what it's there for.

Quarantine's a fucking joke. We're barely surviving here.

We need to take care of our own, Briggs.

We made a pact with colony five and we need to look after each other.

Yes, we did. And we're going. End of discussion.


I need a skilled set of hands with me out there.

I'll go.

Dex needs to stay in case the turbines break down.

Thank you, Sam.

Anyone else?

Look at me.


Take me.

Graydon, no.

Please don't go.

Now, I know I haven't logged a lot of surface time, but I can do it.

Thank you, Graydom. You'll do well.

All right. Kai will be in charge until I'm back.

Rations are still in effect, although I've authorized regular portions for the children.

Work details continue as usual. We'll be in touch by radio.

She's sick.

Come on.

Get her out of here.

Quarantine until further notice.

It's okay, sweetie, don't worry. It's okay.

You really should have said something earlier, Dex.

They're done, Briggs.

They're sick. And we follow procedure.

They just put the whole colony at risk.

We need to give them the test right now.

We're gonna wait until I get back and see if they've done any better.

Until then, Kai's in charge.

You really think she can make the tough calls?

That's really not your decision to make, is it?

Are we clear?



Oh, my...

You okay?

That fuckin' dream.

It wasn't your fault.

Would you come back to bed?

The world froze a long time ago.

So long ago that I can't remember the warmth of the sun.

I heard the stories growing up.

How the planet grew hotter as our fuel was burned.

How we made towers to work the weather.

But the truth is, one day it started to sn.

And it never stopped.

Hey! Is that what I think it is?

Weather modification.

Never seen one this close before.

You think it still works?

It did it's damage a long time ago.

We got to cross this thing?

Unless you wanna go down there.

We make our way around to the left!



Watch your step.


What is that?

What the hell's he doing out here?

We got to keep moving.

God, how cool would it be to fly one of these things, huh?

Hey, Briggs, what was this used for?


It used to airlift people to safety.

I wish I could've seen that.

Briggs to colony seven. Cooper, come in.

Colony seven here. Good to hear your voice, Briggs.

Copy that. Good to hear yours.

We're camped out at the helicopter for the night, so we should reach colony five by noon tomorrow.

What about you? Got any news?

Dex and Elena are still in quarantine.

And they're both getting worse.

They have all the symptoms. Mason's pushing for the te.

Mason knows that's against protocol.

That's why I left Kai in charge.

Yeah, he's not too happy about that.

I know. There's gonna be some changes made when I get back.

Cooper, you have my authority to use force if necessary.

Mason is not to take them for a walk without my consent.

I understand. You guys be safe out there, okay?

Over and out.

Over and out.

Give you some time alone with that, or...

Maybe I do.

You know, Sam, we're not too far from where I found you.


What were you doin' out here?

It was a long time ago.

Go on, tell him. We got all night.


My family, um, we were holed up about 40 Miles north of here, in a mine.

Uh, just us and some mining families, a couple old-timers.

We got supplies in there, shoveled the entrance out every day.

Eventually, the supplies ran out. Food ran out.

So, after we ate the horses and the dogs,

my Dad and the other men went into the city to go get some help, but they never came back, so...

And people started dying.

And the way things were going, I needed to get them out of there, my mother and my sister.

I figured we had a better chance out there.

Anyway, uh, the storm came up

and we got separated, and I never saw them again.

I'd be dead too if Briggs hadn't found me.

You were a boy, Sam. You did the best you could.


Hey, what is this?

You guys, that's blood! We shouldn't be going in there!

We came here to help. That's what we're gonna do.

You smell that?


You know, maybe one of us should just stay topside, huh?

We stick together.

You're coming.



How many were there at last count?


Not so much of a welcoming committee this time.

What the fuck happened here?


You remember how to use this?

Yeah. You sure?

Let's move, okay?

This way.

They're all dead.

We don't know that for sure.

What the fuck was that?

Someone's alive.

It's coming from over here. Wait, wait, wait, wait.

In here.

This door has taken a lot of punishment.


Hey, come on. Let's get the hell out of here, huh?

Hey, find a spine, boy.

You got it?

What, is he dead?

Calm down! Calm down! Calm down!

Don't! Don't!

Easy. Easy.

Please don't.

We're here to help.

Please. Don't, don't.

It's okay. Calm down.

Are you hurt?

Are they gone?


The door! Lock the door.

Get the door!

He needs water.

No, easy. Go easy. Easy, easy.

What's your name?



Have you got any food? I'm so hungry.

Yeah. I've got something here.

How long have you been locked in here?

I don't know. Days.

Is there anyone else? Is anyone else alive?

Define alive.

That's good.

We're from colony seven. We got your distress signal.

We came to help.


What happened?

We fixed the steel grid to a new antenna.

When it finally worked, it's reach was amazing.

We received a partial transmission.

You're gonna love this.

We have modid a weather Tor and successfully reverd the cooling process.

Clouds have receded to a three-mile radius and are expanding.

We have thawed permafrost.

We have melted pack ice. We now have soil. We have Su.

We now have the conditions to grow.

If anyone out there can hear this, I repeat our location.

Our location, latitude 47 degrees north, two...

Is that it? Is that all there is?

We triangulated the transmission, sent a team to find the source.

But they never found it.

But somebody found them.

And followed them right back here.


Leland, who followed you?

Leland, look at me. Over here. Show me on this map.

Where did that transmission come from? Point. We're right here.

North, on this line.

And 25 degrees is here.

South, there.

Listen to me.

We're gonna take you back to colony seven with us.

No! Please, sir. I'm gonna stay here.

Right here behind this door.

What if they're still here? There's no one here.

We only knew that you were here because of the knocking.

Yeah, but I didn't knock.

They're still here!

They're still here.

Radio colony seven, you tell them we're on our way back.

It's time for us to pack up and go. Take anything we can carry.

Okay. It's okay. It's all right.

Calling colony seven.

Colony seven, can you read me? Over.

Colony seven, come in.

This is Graydom calling in. Can you read me? Over.

It's not working. All right.

We're too deep underground. We'll radio ahead when we get back topside.

You, Leland, you're coming with us.

You don't understand! It's safe behind this door!

There's 50 colonists, you're the only one behind it.

I couldn't open it. I just couldn't.

Get him on his feet.

Come on. Let's go.

What the fuck was that?


He locked himself back inside.

Come on.

Graydon, let's go!

We shouldn't be here.

This has nothing to do with us.

Turn that light out.

My God.

We got to go, Sam.


Go! Go! Go! Go!

Come on!


Come on, Sam. Come on.

Damn. Graydon.

He's gone. We better move. Go on. Go!

Go! Go!

Come on!

Fuck! I'm out!

Come on! Go! Go!


Give me your hand!

There's still people alive down there.

We can't help them, Sam. We can't help them.

Briggs, don't you think we should keep moving?

No! The temperature's dropping too fast. We won't make it!

Come on.



Those people...

How could they...

I don't know, Sam.

When people are desperate, they'll do horrible things to survive.

I told you I was an army captain during the relief effort, right?


Yeah, well, I never told you what I saw...


When people lose control like that.

When we go feral...

There's nothing human left in us at all.

We might as well just be a pack of wild dogs.

See, during the relief effort, we had, uh, 20,000 people corralled in a stadium.

Food got handed out.

And the sick got treated.

But when the food ran out...

The people with guns started taking things from the people without guns.

And then, when there was nothing left to take, they took people upstairs and decided who would live and who would die.

It was...

It was the hunger.

People couldn't take it. It just drove them mad.

We tried to stop it. We really did, but...

We couldn't.

Me and Mason, he was my squad back then. We left.

Tried to find a place where we could make sure that nothing like that would happen.

You did.


You did.

When we get back, we'll patch into the satellite.

Take a look.

If they've got the sun, we've got the seeds.


No, no, no!

How many?


Maybe more! It's hard to tell!

Oh, fuck.

Our footprints!

Shit! We're going to lead them right back to the colony.

We'll stop them at the bridge. Come on.

Come on!

Briggs, what are you doing?

Stopping 'em!

Block the wind!


What? The fuse is out!


I'm going to go and relight it.

What the fuck are you doing? Briggs.

Listen to me. Listen to me. We're fine.

I light it. I come back. We go home.

It's too late!


Come on! Get it done!

Come on. Come on!

Come on, you dogs!

Please! Just give her the goddamn test!

No more tests.

No! Oh, no. No.



Things are going to change around here.

Are you fucking crazy?


I'm seeing things clearly.

You know the test is bullshit.

The delay just puts us all at risk.

Drop your gun!








Sam? Sam?

Come on. Come on.

Hey. You're okay. You're safe.

How long have I been out?

A few hours.


Where is he?

Where's my boy?

I tried.




We lost Briggs, too.

What are you doing?

There's been a change in command.

We need to take precautions.

Briggs rules don't work anymore.

We need to be tougher to survive.

From now on, rations will be cut in Half.

Anyone showing signs of sickness will be tested immediately.

If you don't pull your weight, you don't eat.


Where's Kai?

What happened, Sam?

What happened out there?

They killed them.

Everybody at colony five is dead.

Briggs come off the bridge.

Stopped them.

Stopped who?

These people...

They slaughtered everybody for food.

Do you understand?

And they're coming here.

And unless we get out of here, they will kill us.

And where are we going to go?

There's a thaw. I know where it is. Okay?

I can get us out of here. I can show you where it is.

He's in shock. I can lead you to where it is.

Give him a sedative.

Let me show you where it is!

No one is going anywhere.

Viktor, let's go topside.

You need to listen to me!


Are you with me?

Mason, you need to listen to me.




No. Nothing.

You know, Sam's a lot of things, but he's not a liar.

If he says something's coming for us, we better be ready for 'em.

Keep an eye on the monitors.

Sam! Kai, are you okay?

Oh, my God! Did he hit you? It's fine.

Did he hit you? I'm fine!

Are you okay? Give me a sec.

Come here.

What happened out there?

I got to show you something.

Bring up two.


This is bullshit.


Sam got away.

And how did he do that?

Rowan. That little bastard.

Come on! Let's go!

Forty-seven, 55.

What are you looking for?

A thaw. Come on.


Sam, there is nothing there. I have already looked.

No, it's here. I know it's here.


Come on.

There it is.

Holy shit.


Oh, my God!

That's got to be like eight Miles of Blue sky.

Let's go. Come on.

They took the weapons, the maps, everything.

Shit. They didn't take these.

What are you doing, Sam?

Sam, what are you doing?

We need to tell the others and we need to get the hell out of here.

Let's go. Come on.

Come on. Come on, come on. Come on.

Going somewhere?


We're getting everyone together and we're leaving.

No one's leaving.

Go fuck yourself, Mason. Hey.

If we don't leave right now...

Briggs is gone. I'm running things now.

When everyone's dead, huh?

And you're king of the fucking castle, then what?

I'll still be running things.

Oh, shit.

We're too late.

Oh, my God, my God, it's Dex.

You believe me now?

Anyone who can fire a weapon, get 'em to the entrance.

We'll hold them there.

And get everybody else to the vault!

Let's go. Come on!

Come on, buddy. Let's go. It's going to be all right.

Come on, guys!

Let's go, let's go!

You led them straight to us.

They're breaking the hinges.


Behind us!

They're already inside.

In the vents.


Here they come!


Fall back!

No! No more running!

Everybody in the main Hall!

I'm out. We couldn't make it to the vault.

What the hell is going on out there?

They're inside. They're everywhere.

There's no time!

No! Don't!

No! No! No!

Let us in! Let us in!

What are you doing? Saving our lives.


Let us in!



You locked us out of here.


You fuckin' piece of shit!

The doors aren't going to hold.

We need to get the fuck out of here!

This leads to the surface!

You'll freeze, if those things don't find you first.

It's our only chance!

No, we stay. Hold them off here.

Come on. Let's go! We stay!

Just leave him.

Come on. Come on. Let's go. Let's go. Come on. Come on.

Let's go. Come on. Let's go.

Nothing personal.

You're going to need every bullet.

Come and get it, motherfucker.

What do you want?


Kai, look.

Sam. Sam!

What do we do now?

We walk.

With these...

At least we have a chance.

Now come on.

Come on. Let's go.

We used to live and die by the rules we made.

But our rules, like everything else we built, are breaking down.

There's only one rule left now, anyway.

One rule above all.


Come on.