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Film on Alaska serial killer Hansen due in theaters Aug. 23 (+ photos)

Nicolas Cage plays Alaska detective Jack Halcombe in the new thriller, "The Frozen Ground", shot on location in Alaska.
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John Cusack, as serial killer Robert Hansen, in "The Frozen Ground."
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Actress Vanessa Hudgens, as Cindy Paulson, and actor Nicolas Cage, as Jack Halcombe, in a scene from Scott Walker's film "The Frozen Ground."
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John Cusack in the forthcoming film, "The Frozen Ground."
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A scene from Scott Walker's 2013 thriller, "The Frozen Ground," filmed on location in Alaska.
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John Cusack in "The Frozen Ground."
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Vanessa Hudgens and Nicolas Cage in a scene from "The Frozen Ground."
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Jack Halcombe, played by Nicolas Cage, and his wife Allie Halcombe, played by Radha Mitchell, in 2013's "The Frozen Ground."
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Actor John Cusack plays Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen in a new film directed by Scott Walker.
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Actor Nicholas Cage embraces Vanessa Hudgens in "The Frozen Ground," a 2013 film from director Scott Walker about Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen.
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Alaska Dispatch

It looks as if the Hollywood thriller filmed in Alaska, "The Frozen Ground," finally has a theatrical release date.

According to movie website CaveOnline, the movie based on Alaska serial killer Robert "Bob" Hansen, is set to "hit theaters and On Demand" Aug. 23. It's been a long time coming. The movie's original release date was Dec. 1, 2012. The last big-budget Hollywood movie shot in Alaska was "The Big Miracle" starring Drew Barrymore, which debuted Feb. 3, 2012 and flopped, pulling in less than $25 million.

Hansen has been accused of stalking and murdering some 17 Alaska women between the late 1970s and early 1980s. However, he has only ever been convicted for the murder of four -- Sherry Morrow, Joanna Messina, Andrea Altiery and a Jane Doe, referred to as Eklutna Annie -- and the kidnap and rape of Cindy Paulson, one of the few victims to escape.

Actress Vanessa Hudgens portrays Paulson in the film and pairs up with Alaska State Trooper Jack Halcombe, played by Nicolas Cage, to help bring Hansen, played by John Cusack, to justice.

Read more about the filming of "The Frozen Ground" in and around Anchorage.