The Dinosaur Project Casts Up

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The first casting news for the upcoming cinéma-vérité effort from StudioCanal featuring nature’s greatest creatures, dinosaurs, is finally here, and we have the scoop on who will be finding footage that was better left lost. Dig it!

The Dinosaur ProjectThe IMDB (so take this with a grain of salt) is listing Peter Brooke (Red Lights, The Dark Knight) cast as “Charlie Rutherford”, Natasha Loring as “Dr. Liz Draper” and Matt Kane. The flick has already commenced principal photography in South Africa.

The film marks the directorial debut feature from CGI experts Sid Bennett and Tom Pridham, who recently formed their own production company, Kent Films. StudioCanal is handling world sales.

The project is described as “Jurassic Park meets Blair Witch in the style of District 9.” But producer Nick Hill also notes: “It’s not grainy hand-held; it will look beautiful and crisp and clear.

The Dinosaur Project will tell the story of a father-son expedition in the Congo, being followed by a TV documentary crew. After all the parties mysteriously go missing, recovered footage shows stunning images of dinosaurs thought to be extinct for 65 million years.

Thanks to DC reader Avery for the heads-up! Look for more soon!

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