"Smit-McPhee will play a young man who must cross miles of dangerous, weather-whipped territory to reunite with his tribe."
In a previous post, I wondered if that "dangerous territory" included the New World. Today's stories aren't any more specific than the original ones, but do mention that the story is "set 20,000 years ago in Europe."
In another previous post, I discussed the results of recent genetic analyses that suggested Paleolithic hunter-gatherers in Europe (including Solutrean peoples) were relatively dark-skinned compared to western Europeans today.
At this point there's no way of knowing what The Solutrean will bring to the table. I would love to see a film about Paleolithic Europe that made a real effort to get the details right and present a vision of the past that is as accurate as it is compelling (i.e., more like The Black Robe and less like 10,000 BC). I'm hoping The Solutrean is not a film just about a bunch of people who look like modern, white Europeans doing brave things. Filming is scheduled to start soon.