Dominic Monaghan‘s new sci-fi thriller “Atomica” bravely goes where no actor dare go – inside a nuclear silo.
“I don’t know if it was nuclear at one point but it was definitely a working silo underground,” said Monaghan, who stopped by TheWrap studios to chat with Stuart Brazell. “It took us probably 15- 20 minutes to get to our location underground in Washington state right in the middle of nowhere. It was good they made us take Vitamin D tablets because we weren’t getting any sunlight for, like, three weeks.”
In the sci-fi thriller, when communications go offline at a remote nuclear power plant isolated in the desert, a young safety inspector, Abby Dixon (Sarah Habel), is forced to fly out to bring them back online. Once inside the facility, mysterious clues and strange behavior cause Abby to have doubts about the sanity and, perhaps, identities of the two employees onsite.
“Atomica” also stars Tom Sizemore (“Natural Born Killers,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “Black Hawk Down”).
The film is directed by Dagen Merrill (“Broken Hill,” “Murder in the Dark”) and written by Kevin Burke (“Ultimate Spider-Man,” Marvel’s “Avengers Assemble”), Federico Fernandez-Armesto and Adam Gyngell.
Watch the interview above.
“Atomica” arrives in theaters on March 17, 2017 and on VOD and Digital HD on March 21.