Nathan (Nicolas Cage) and Theresa Gardner Joely Richardson) want to escape the hustle and bustle of the 21st century on a remote farm in New England. They already have their hands full moving and building a new life, but then a meteorite falls on their property. This bores into the earth and around the rock suddenly life takes on strange colors. But that’s not all: every life form that comes into contact with the meteorite mutates… so does the family member himself. which is spread through it.