Neil Marshall has spilled plenty of Doomsday details in The Scotsman today:
In the £15m film, Scotland has been cut off from the outside world for about 30 years, following the outbreak of a deadly virus, caused by genetic tampering.
Hadrian's Wall has been rebuilt to keep the Scots out of England. But the Scots have a cure for the virus, and when England is threatened by a new outbreak, a crack military team goes over the wall to get it, led by Nip/Tuck's Rhona Mitra.
She goes through from the wall up to Glasgow and then farther north. The farther north she gets, the more back in time she goes. It's like a Heart Of Darkness journey. There's a Kurtz character running a feudal society and living in a castle. He used to be a scientist - he's the guy who found the cure and he's taken on this kind of God-like stature up there.Marshall had tried to recruit Sean Connery for the Kane part, but, unsurprisingly, Connery declined. He was probably looking for a payday at least the size of the entire budget - and the part isn't so trivial that it could just be discarded, a la Indiana Jones Goes Fourth.