Gregory Levasseur – co-writer of High Tension, P2, The Hills Have Eyes and Maniac (pictured here on the far right) – is making his directorial debut with The Pyramid. It’s a thriller that has sort of snuck up on us as we’re learning today that 20th Century Fox will release it in theaters on December 5th. The film was formerly known as Site 146.
Removal‘s Daniel Meersand and Nick Simon penned the script, meanwhile, Levasseur’s creative partner Alexandre Aja produced with Mark Canton and Scott Silver. Ashley Hinshaw, Denis O’Hare, James Buckley, Christa Nicola and Daniel Amerman star.
Here’s a synopsis we mustered up from Silvatar Media, one of the companies on board the project:
A team of U.S. archaeologists unearths an ancient pyramid buried deep beneath the Egyptian desert. As they search the pyramid’s depths, they become hopelessly lost in its dark and endless catacombs. Searching for a way out, they become desperate to seek daylight again. They come to realize they aren’t just trapped, they are being hunted.