Posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
In December, Fox will release a found-footage horror film that looks basically like “Alien in a pyramid,” with a ravenous mummy standing in for the xenomorph. The film comes from producer Alexandre Aja (High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes) and director Gregory Levasseur (who wrote those two films of Aja’s), and follows a group of archaeologists as the venture into a newly-discovered pyramid. While just a bit peeks out over the surface of the ground, the three-sided structure appears to be massive. The team soon discovers just how big it is — as they also find that it may have been constructed to keep something within its monolithic stone walls. Ashley Hinshaw, James Buckley, Denis O’Hare, Christa-Marie Nicola and Amir K. star; watch The Pyramid trailer below.
There are a few good moments in that trailer, but at this point it’s difficult to tell what’s really going on inside that structure. Clearly there’s a creature, and the poor bastards who wandered in there are going to regret their failure to heed that warning. Speaking of, I can only imagine that warning being broadcast Alien-style in the spoken hieroglyphic language of The Simpsons: “Giant Eye, Pyramid, Bird, Giant Eye, Dead Fish, Cat Head, Cat Head, Cat Head, “guy doing this.”
In The Pyramid, the ancient wonders of the world have long cursed explorers who’ve dared to uncover their secrets. But a team of U.S. archaeologists gets more than they bargained for when they discover a lost pyramid unlike any other in the Egyptian desert. As they unlock the horrific secrets buried within, they realize they aren’t just trapped, they are being hunted.