Pack up your supplies, because we’re going on an indie movie monster hunting trip deep into the heart of the Amazon rainforest. Or at least one monster. Or maybe it’s hunting us. Yeah, it’s probably hunting us. Director Adam Spinks’ upcoming thriller The Expedition has just unleashed a new teaser poster, along with numerous production stills. And while none of them feature any giant monsters, I’m still interested in taking the journey.
A research team, led by a respected professor (Ben Loyd-Holmes, who co-wrote the script with Spinks), goes out on the titular expedition into the Amazon to study endangered species. Once the group experiences a series of strange events, the guides get spooked and abandon the rest of the team, who are then forced to decide whether they want to turn tail and run or stay and finish what they started. This is of course when the monster comes out. Should’ve run when you had the chance. It’s worth noting here that the film’s press statement calls the enemy an “apex predator,” which sounds pretty badass for what may very well end up being a CGI pterodactyl or something.
While this sounds more like a Saturday-night Syfy movie than an esoteric creature feature up there with Monsters or Frankenstein’s Army, the viral site set up for the film is solid, and does a fine job of investing potential viewers in the story. Just go to the site on the poster, or click HERE, and you’ll head to The Expedition Interaction Zone. Once there, you can take a Google Earth walk through the rainforest, or a ride along the Amazon river. But if you’d rather just stay indoors, you can unlock a few documents on Amazonian species, as well as a few teaser trailers, which you can watch below without having to click a damn thing.
The film also stars Neil Newborn, Sarah MacDonnell, Ernesto Cantu, Daniel Caren, Simon Burbage, and Dolores Reynals. While there’s no word on when The Expedition might drop, Spinks’ debut feature Survivors is currently in post-production, and will probably see a release first. Then, we’ll be able to judge his filmmaking accordingly. (Rubs hands together and cackles.)
Are you guys interested in this like I am, or do you think it looks like just another found footage movie? Also, do you think it needs a little more Dolph Lundgren? Let us know in the comments, and check out the images below, courtesy of Bloody Disgusting.