“There are only two reasons why a boat would defect. One is to go rogue, and the other is to start a war.” With these words, Captain Dmitri Zubov (Ed Harris) sets the tone for Phantom, a Cold War action film inspired by actual events. Torn from his family, Zubov is ordered to lead a classified Soviet submarine mission into the South Pacific. As the vessel approaches a U.S. Navy fleet that’s been targeted for nuclear attack, Zubov must confront his past—as well as a rogue KGB group (led by David Duchovny) that’s bent on taking over the ship—in order to preserve his future.
But everything isn’t as it seems. As tensions rise, whisperings of an otherworldly force begin to spread through the ship, and the men begin to fear that they aren’t alone in their underwater cage. Zubov must peel fact from fiction and maintain control of his submarine if he wants any hope of staving off nuclear apocalypse. With the fate of the world in his hands, Zubov’s dark past comes crashing down on him. Can he overcome it in time to save the future?
Written and directed by Todd Robinson, this RCR Media Group action/thriller will see a limited release on March 1, 2013. Phantom also stars William Fichtner, Sean Patrick Flanery, Johnathon Schaech, Lance Henriksen, Dagmara Dominczyk, Jason Beghe, Matt Bushell, Jason Gray-Stanford, Derek Magyar, and Julian Adams.