Plot: When a typhoon cripples their boat, the crew sails into the eye of the storm, where they discover a high-tech Russian communications and research vessel adrift. Only one Russian crew member is still alive, raving about “intelligent lightning.” They soon discover that an alien life form has taken over the ship’s computers and is churning out mechanical warriors. With their own boat destroyed, the crew must battle the creature as the ship reenters the storm.
Rating: R for sci-fi violence/gore, and for language
Directed By: John Bruno
Written By: Chuck Pfarrer and Dennis Feldman
Production: Mutual Film Company, Universal Pictures, Dark Horse Entertainment, Valhalla Motion Pictures
In Theaters: January 15, 1999
Box Office: $14,010,690 (USA)
Budget: $75,000,000 (estimated)
Runtime: 1 hr. 39 mins.