Kodi Smit-McPhee to Star in Ice Age Survival Epic 'The Solutrean'

Kodi Smit-McPhee ("Dawn of the Planet of the Apes", "X-Men: Apocalypse") is reportedly nearing a deal to star in "The Solutrean", an upcoming ice age-set survival epic from Studio 8 films.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, "The Solutrean" is set in Europe during the Upper Paleolithic period, 20,000 years in the past, and follows "...a young man's quest to brave the inhospitable and dangerous conditions and find his way back to his tribe."

Directed by Albert Hughes ("Book of Eli") and written by freshman scribe Dan Wiedenhaupt, "The Solutrean" marks the first feature film from Studio 8, the company founded by producer Jeff Robinov ("On Deadly Ground").

The big-budget pic -- which is to be distributed by Sony Pictures -- is expected to be released in IMAX 3D. Filming is set to kick-off in Iceland and Canada early next year.

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