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

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.

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  • Danimal
    lol...this looks like a sci-fi channel movie.
    • 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.
      • 9/11? Or any other major desaster? There are always people recording that.
        • 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.
          • Error Sapiens
            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!
          • Shark movies have jumped the shark.
      • I've seen enough amateur videos of tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, man-made disasters, and bloody coups to believe otherwise.
    I dislike the title, but it could be great B movie fun!
  • krusty
    Seriously... "stunning images"??? I think you meant to say stunningly BAD images. This looks horrible.... I wish they had never 'found' this footage. Ugghh...
    • rocky728
      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.
      • 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.
  • leinergroove
    the dinosaurs look soooo cheap!!!
  • ma
    ouch nasty VFX!
  • Tony
    I agree with the first person it does look like a sci-fi channel movie aka crap...
  • JBrotsis
    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!
    • yoddle
      i agree, i'm 26, and dinosaurs are still cool
  • I'm waiting for Ian Malcolm to stroll by.
  • SuicidalOptimist
    Looks like it should be a movie called "Jurassic Lost" on SyFy.
  • DoomCanoe
    man i love crappy movies and dinosaurs so im in
  • Wow...some of the least convincing "found footage" I've ever seen.
  • redskulllives
    wow that sock puppet looked so real
  • Philip J Fry
    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?
  • 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.
  • cg dinosaurs not too impressive but with the right storytelling that could all be overlooked
  • looks like "The Blair Witch Project"+"Jurassic Park" (on 3D!) =D
  • destro
    yeah, great idea and looked good until we actually saw dinosaurs, then....
  • 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?
  • oh well, at least it's not growling piranhas
  • Yeah, I like found-footage movies, WHATEVER.




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