The filmmaking duo of Alexandre Aja and Gregory Levasseur have brought some pretty awesome horror films into our lives the past several years, including High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes (2006) and Maniac (2012).
All of the above were co-written by Levasseur and now he’s making his directorial debut with The Pyramid, produced by Aja.
Seemingly out of nowhere, the trailer for the film emerged from the Egyptian desert today. Honestly, I had no idea that this movie was even in the works, which makes the trailer an exciting little surprise treat.
Starring True Blood‘s Denis O’Hare, the film centers on a team of U.S. archaeologists who unearth 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.
Hunted by what, you ask? Well, check out the trailer below, to find out!
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Okay, so it’s hard to tell what exactly the threat is here, but it looks to me like mummies are the villains at the terrifying core of this film. With vampires, werewolves and other iconic monsters getting their fair share of starring roles in recent years, mummies have been left out in the desert, so I sure hope I’m right about that. The genre could definitely use a modern day mummy film, if you’re asking me.
The Pyramid is set to open on December 5th of this year.