Fox has released the one-sheet for The Pyramid this morning. This is that horror-adventure flick that Alexandre Aja produced with his longtime creative partner Gregory Levasseur. The two previously collaborated on High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes and Piranha 3D together.
Look for a trailer this week as well.
Ashley Hinshaw, Denis OHare, Christa Nicola, James Buckley and Daniel Amerman star in the film which concerns a team of U.S. archaeologists who unearth an ancient pyramid buried deep beneath the Egyptian desert. As they search the pyramids 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 arent just trapped, they are being hunted.
When we spoke to Aja at Comic-Con, he explained: “During prep on Horns I was going to Morocco to help Greg. The Pyramid was supposed to be PG-13, but it was too intense for the MPAA. We didnt want to change the movie, so it turned into an R-rated movie. The movies really cool. The story is based on true fact. American archeologists use a satellite to X-ray the Egyptian desert. In the film, they find an Egyptian pyramid, bigger than any one we know, buried in the sand and they find a way to get in. The Egyptian authority asks them to leave and they have 24 hours to go see whats inside and they shouldnt do that. Its an adventure type movie, but pretty intense. This is The Descent with an Indiana Jones vibe.
Poster courtesy of Arrow in the Head.