For the most part, found-footage films have largely been couched in the horror genre, and it’s always nice to see when they take a new direction.
Not only were we treated to the massive success story Chronicle this year, we’ve still got The Dinosaur Project to look forward to in just a few weeks’ time.
The trailer we saw earlier this month was more than enough to take us in, and now we’ve been sent over the new UK quad poster ahead of its release next month.
“Studiocanal are delighted to finally bring this astonishing story of the missing Congo expedition to UK audiences, and the findings of the Cryptozoological Society to audiences around the world. The film features stunning recovered footage of creatures thought to be extinct for 65 million years. As the search for the missing crew continues, questions remain about the source of the missing footage and the manner in which it was discovered. Producer Nick Hill said in a statement today, ”It has been incredible to have the original source material to work with, and we have great respect and admiration for the work of the Cryptozoological Society and are keen to support them in their search. The movie raises important questions about species which conventional science tells us have long since become extinct, and we hope it will help raise awareness of the search to locate the missing persons and the BCZS’s on-going work in the Congo.”
Sid Bennett takes the helm, directing from a script he co-wrote with Jay Basu (Fast Girls, the upcoming Monsters: Dark Continent), and has assembled a cast headed up by Natasha Loring, Matt Kane, Peter Brook, Richard Dillane, and Stephen Jennings.
The Dinosaur Project will be released in the UK on 10th August. No word yet on a US release, but it looks like readers across the Atlantic may well have to wait for a physical release further down the line. Certainly one to keep an eye out for. As usual with this new poster, you can click to enlarge.