Aaron Ashmore has joined the cast of the independent thriller The Thaw. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Martha MacIsaac and Val Kilmer will also be appearing in this Mark A. Lewis monster film.

The project, written by Lewis and his brother Michael, will revolve around an Arctic research team that must confront a killer parasite that has escaped from a melting polar ice cap. Ashmore is set to play a college student interning with the besieged crew.

The Thaw will head into production on Monday, June 15th, in Vancouver.