The directorial debut of special effects designer John Bruno, who has worked on Ghostbusters (1984), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) and Avatar (2009),and based on Chuck Pfarrer's 1992 comic book published by Dark Horse Comics. This should have been a good piece of sci-fi suspense, but ir's all a bit cack-handed, and lop sided. Even the inventive special effects on display can't save this piece of guff. A week after crew of the Mir space station were killed by a mysterious energy force, which also hits the crew of the Russian research ship Akademik Vladislav Volkov. A sea tug led by Captain Robert Everton (Donald Sutherland), along with ex-Navy officer Kelly Foster (Jamie Lee Curtis) and engineer Steve Baker (William Baldwin) come across the abandoned Akademik Vladislav Volkov, and go on board to salvage anything they can, as they'd lost their cargo in a typhoon, and they need the money. On board, they discover most of the ship's electronics are destroyed, and they try to find some power, but they soon discover the power was off for a reason. It's a very silly film, and even the special effects, which are good, end up being tarnished by the predictable plotting and hokey dialogue. It had a troubled production, with it's release date delayed by nearly a year after poor test screenings, and the film was recut. Bruno has never directed a feature film since.