Brian Yuzna’s latest, entitled Amphibious, might sound like the making of a Syfy original movie – giant prehistoric sea scorpions go on a rampage – but this new Indonesian-lensed creature feature from the Bride of Re-Animator/Return of the Living Dead 3 director coming in May 2010 is getting in on the 3D craze. We’re now getting our first look at the giant prehistoric sea scorpions on the attack and not a moment too soon; for my money we don’t get nearly enough killer crustacean flicks, let alone in 3D.
“Marine biologist Skylar Shane [Janna Fassaert] hires an expat charter boat captain, Jack Bowman [Michael Paré], to help her find prehistoric life form samples in the north Sumatran Sea. During the expedition, they run into some of Jack’s ‘friends’, a gang of smugglers headquartered on a fishing platform in the middle of the sea. Tamal, an orphan sold into servitude on the fishing platform by his uncle, a ‘Dukun’ [sorcerer and master of black magic] shaman, begs Skylar to take him away. She empathizes with the boy, who reminds her of her lost daughter, Rebecca, and is determined to help him, not knowing what lurks beneath the dark inky water, waiting to surface. Ever since Tamal arrived, mysterious things begin to happen, until one by one the smugglers will be killed by the terrifying creature from the deep. In the middle of an eerie, violent storm, the animus inside Tamal grows stronger, calling for the ancient creature of his nightmares. Now Skylar and Jack must battle the terror – once locked deep in the abyss by an old civilization, as it is now about to resurface…”
Below you will see the “amphibious” sea scorpions about to make mincemeat out of some unlucky Indonesians. Head over to Undead Backbrain for even more production and behind-the-scenes photos from the set of Amphibious 3D. May 2010 cannot come fast enough as far as I’m concerned.
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