The Divide - Cult Laboratories

“A LEAN, MEAN AND NASTY LITTLE MASTERPIECE.”

The Cast: Michael Biehn

Michael Connell Biehn is an American actor. He is best known for his roles in James Cameron’s science fiction action films, THE TERMINATOR, ALIENS and THE ABYSS.

Michael was born in Aniston, Alabama to parents Marcia and Don Biehn. He is the second of three children. When he was very young, he and his family moved to Lincoln, Nebraska. They moved again to Lake Havasu, Arizona where he graduated high school.

The budding actor realized his love for film at a young age, awarded a drama scholarship to The University of Arizona. In his first year, Michael realized college wasn’t for him and moved to Los Angeles in 1976. It wouldn’t take long for the film industry to recognize talent in the young upstart. He was given his first role in a pilot in 1977 called, JAMES AT 16.

The next year, Michael starred opposite Cathy Lee Crosby in his first feature film, COACH. And if you look close enough, you can spot Michael in the blockbuster hit, GREASE starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton John. Since then, his film and television career has skyrocketed.

His first big break came when he played the title role in the film THE FAN opposite Lauren Bacall. His next big film was THE TERMINATOR, in which he collaborated with James Cameron. His relationship with Cameron proved to be a good one. They went on to make two other films together, ALIENS and THE ABYSS.

Michael has worked with some of the best directors in the business, including William Friedkin, who he made RAMPAGE and JADE with. He also has worked twice with Franc Roddam in K2 and THE LORDS OF DISCIPLINE, and Michael Bay in THE ROCK. More recently, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino cast him in their film collaboration, GRINDHOUSE.

Michael stars in THE DIVIDE for Xavier Gens, co-starring Milo Ventimiglia and Rosanna Arquette. His television credits are numerous and include HILL STREET BLUES, DARK BLUE, LAW AND ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT, and the Emmy award-winning THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN.

His comedic role in SUSAN’S PLAN, directed by John Landis, was well received by critics.

THE VICTIM is his first foray into writing and producing. He hopes that people enjoy the film as much as he had making it.


“A LEAN, MEAN AND NASTY LITTLE MASTERPIECE.” – John Fallon ARROW IN THE HEAD.

Strongly tipped as a filmmaker to watch on the strength of his astonishing debut feature “Frontier(s)” and hard-hitting follow up “Hitman”, director Xavier Gens fulfils all expectations with his latest offering, The Divide, an intense, post-apocalyptic shocker hailed as “a must-see” by Aint It Cool News and described by Screenjabber.com as “a film of extreme visual flair… thrilling… thought provoking, exciting highly recommended.”

Adding further pedigree to the film’s impressive credentials is a stellar cast of familiar horror, sci-fi and cult genre movie stars that includes Michael Biehn (The Abyss; Aliens; The Terminator), Lauren German (Hawaii Five-O; Hostel: Part II), Rosanna Arquette (Pulp Fiction), Milo Ventimiglia (Wolverine; Heroes), Courtney B. Vance (Final Destination 5; FlashForward) and Ashton Holmes (Nikita; The Pacific).

As an onslaught of nuclear missiles from an unknown assailant falls on New York City, a small group of tenants and the caretaker of an apartment building manage to find refuge in the building’s bunker-like basement. But as the days and nights slowly tick by, their sanctuary starts to resemble something more akin to a living hell. Adding further terror to the situation, the shelter is unexpectedly attacked by mysterious armed assailants wearing hazmat suits, their motives unknown but their merciless method of assault all too clear. This new threat forces the trapped victims to unite against a common enemy but it is a unity that proves to be short-lived.

With little chance of rescue and only unspeakable horrors and almost certain death awaiting them on the outside, the survivors slowly begin to descend into madness as food and water supplies dwindle, tensions flare and self-preservation becomes the only option. The ensuing power struggle leads to physical, psychological and sexual torment among the group as each member loses touch with his and her humanity. Despite this, one individual holds on to the hope of some form of salvation beyond the thick concrete walls of what may soon become nothing more than a tomb.

From its terrifying opening sequence to its breathtaking and totally unexpected finale, The Divide grips like a vice throughout and sees the ever-excellent Michael Biehn delivering one of the most riveting performances of his career.

The Divide (cert. 18) is released by Momentum Pictures and will open at selected UK cinemas on 20th April 2012. It will be available on Video On Demand from 30th April 2012 and available to Download and on DVD (£12.99) from 14th May 2012.

Distributor:
Momentum Pictures
Certificate:
18
In Cinemas:
20th April, 2012
Release date:
14th May, 2012
Director:
Xavier Gens
Stars:
  • Michael Biehn
  • Lauren German
  • Rosanna Arquette
  • Milo Ventimiglia
  • Courtney B. Vance
  • Ashton Holmes

Credits

Distributor:
Momentum Pictures
Certificate:
18
In Cinemas from:
20th April, 2012
Release date:
14th May, 2012
Director:
Xavier Gens
Stars:

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