MOVIE TRAILERS

Watch: Trailer for Found Footage Horror Thriller 'The Dinosaur Project'

by
July 12, 2012
Source: IGN

The Dinosaur Project

There's been ghosts, super powered teens and giant monsters in found footage films, but now it's time for dinosaurs. Sid Bennett directs this horror adventure that makes dinosaurs deadly for the first time since Jurassic Park. In the film a father and son embark on an expedition in the Congo with a TV documentary crew in tow. The Dinosaur Project is the recovered footage showing stunning images of dinosaurs thought to be extinct for 65 million years. It sounds like John Hammond's creations are on the loose again! Honestly, this sounds interesting, but it looks a little hokey. It seems like the idea just wasn't executed well.

Here's the trailer for SId Bennett's The Dinosaur Project from IGN:

Sid Bennett directs and The Dinosaur Project and co-writes the film with Jay Basu. Brace yourself for a chilling ride through the depths of the Congo jungle as a film crew discovers (to their peril) that dinosaurs are not extinct. African fishermen find an orange backpack floating gently on the water. They are astonished to discover a waterproof container inside, full of videotapes. Flash back to London and the announcement by crypto-zoologist Jonathan Marchant of his expedition to find Mokele Mbembe, a legendary dinosaur rumored to inhabit the Congo River. The film hits UK theaters on August 10th and everywhere else later.

Find more posts: To Watch, Trailer

Discover more around the web:

Reader Feedback - 29 Comments

1

lol...this looks like a sci-fi channel movie.

Danimal on Jul 12, 2012

2

It looks maybe 3 steps better than SyFy, the actors aren't as cardboard and there is no shark selotaped to a chimpanzee mixed with octopus-faces. Found footage is stupid though, when your going to die or fear for your life, you never keep recording.

Carpola on Jul 12, 2012

3

9/11? Or any other major desaster? There are always people recording that.

reeft on Jul 13, 2012

4

There's not a lot of recordings from the people inside the tower though. I imagine you might record a dinosaur roaming your town, but not running away from it. It might happen, but would be incredibly rare.

Snev De la Fontaine on Jul 13, 2012

5

Who cares! Its the movies! More shark movies, and more dino movies! Wohoo! As long as its an "original" script and not a Hollywood remake im much obliged!

Error Sapiens on Jul 16, 2012

6

Shark movies have jumped the shark.

Carpola on Aug 18, 2012

7

I've seen enough amateur videos of tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, man-made disasters, and bloody coups to believe otherwise.

Triangle Dimes on Aug 18, 2012

8

I dislike the title, but it could be great B movie fun!

DAVIDPD on Jul 12, 2012

9

Seriously... "stunning images"??? I think you meant to say stunningly BAD images. This looks horrible.... I wish they had never 'found' this footage. Ugghh...

krusty on Jul 12, 2012

10

I think "stunning images" is meant within the confines of the film not that Ethan is describing this as stunning. He even says it looks a "little hokey" Yeah it looks a bit cheap but it was probably done on a micro-budget. Honestly, I may see it if it got a local release. Even if the effects are bad the movie itself doesn't have to be.

rocky728 on Jul 12, 2012

11

Yes, thanks for clarifying while I'm busy at Comic-Con. That's the logline for the film. I don't think the dinosaurs are stunning at all.

Ethan Anderton on Jul 13, 2012

12

the dinosaurs look soooo cheap!!!

leinergroove on Jul 12, 2012

13

ouch nasty VFX!

ma on Jul 12, 2012

14

I agree with the first person it does look like a sci-fi channel movie aka crap...

Tony on Jul 12, 2012

15

As I agree the CGI for the dinosaurs is very depressing (hoping that this is just the beginning stages before completion)...I just wanna see a movie with dinosaurs. You can never have enough dinosaur films hit the big screen!

JBrotsis on Jul 12, 2012

16

i agree, i'm 26, and dinosaurs are still cool

yoddle on Jul 12, 2012

17

I'm waiting for Ian Malcolm to stroll by.

Michael Field on Jul 12, 2012

18

Looks like it should be a movie called "Jurassic Lost" on SyFy.

SuicidalOptimist on Jul 12, 2012

19

man i love crappy movies and dinosaurs so im in

DoomCanoe on Jul 12, 2012

20

Wow...some of the least convincing "found footage" I've ever seen.

Derek D on Jul 12, 2012

21

wow that sock puppet looked so real

redskulllives on Jul 12, 2012

22

Jurassic Park came out in 1993. This movie coming out 19 years later, doesn't even compete with the dinosaurs from that movie, wtf much?

Philip J Fry on Jul 12, 2012

23

The dinosaurs look cheap and even worse than that: bland. I'd say that's kind of a big downside when there's so much of a focus on them. But that's not even why it fails to intrigue me. It just looks plain dull and uninteresting. What is this film about? All I see is people running away from dinosaurs and people not running away from dinosaurs when they should be running away from dinosaurs. Are those the only things that happen in this film? If so, they better have some more original dinosaurs and more original running than this.

Snev De la Fontaine on Jul 13, 2012

24

cg dinosaurs not too impressive but with the right storytelling that could all be overlooked

Mark Rojas on Jul 13, 2012

25

looks like "The Blair Witch Project"+"Jurassic Park" (on 3D!) =D

Carol Maria Martins on Jul 13, 2012

26

yeah, great idea and looked good until we actually saw dinosaurs, then....

destro on Jul 14, 2012

27

I appreciate this was probably done on a shoestring, but if that's the case why make it found footage? The unconvincing CGI is going to totally undermine the format surely?

Joe Wheeler on Jul 15, 2012

28

oh well, at least it's not growling piranhas

Dimitris K on Jul 15, 2012

29

Yeah, I like found-footage movies, WHATEVER.

Triangle Dimes on Aug 18, 2012

Sorry, no commenting is allowed at this time.

FEATURED POSTS

POPULAR COMMENTS

LAST YEAR'S TOP 10

Alex's Top 10 - 2017
1. Call Me By Your...
2. War for Apes
3. Shape of Water
4. Florida Project
5. Dunkirk
6. Jane
7. Foxtrot
8. Faces, Places
9. Never Really Here
10. Thelma
Click Here for Thoughts

Jeremy's Top 10- 2017
1. mother!
2. Lady Bird
3. A Ghost Story
4. The Big Sick
5. Dunkirk
6. Get Out
7. Killing Sacred Deer
8. John Wick 2
9. War for Apes
10. The Beguiled
Click Here for Thoughts

FOLLOW US HERE

Subscribe to our feed or daily newsletter:
Follow Alex's main profile on twitter:
For the news posts only, follow this acct:
Add our feed to your Feedly: follow us in feedly

FS.NET ON FACEBOOK