Here’s the trailer for US series The River, a supernatural mystery directed by Oren Peli, the man behind the original Paranormal Activity movie.
As you can see from the video above he’s carried over his trademark schtick of people flying backwards into cameras. Hey, if it worked the first time…
Here’s The River’s official synopsis:
Famed explorer Dr. Emmet Cole went looking for magic deep in the uncharted Amazon and never returned. The shocking truth about his disappearance is out there, somewhere, just waiting to be discovered. To the millions of kids who grew up watching his nature show, Dr. Cole was a hero. To his own son, Lincoln, he was more of an enigma. Now, six months after he vanished, Lincoln is finally ready to bury the past when Dr. Cole’s emergency beacon suddenly goes off. At the urging of his mother, Tess, Lincoln reluctantly joins her on a search for his father. To fund the rescue, they agree to let Dr. Cole’s cagey ex-producer, Clark, film the mission documentary-style. The mixed crew of old friends and new acquaintances includes the sexy and resourceful Lena (Eloise Mumford), loyal mechanic Emilio (Daniel Zacapa) and lethal bodyguard Captain Kurt Brynildson (Thomas Kretschmann).
Does anyone else find the whole faux documentary genre confusing? View the trailer again and you’ll notice that in some scenes you’re watching through the fictional director’s lens, (the guy they’ve hired to film their search for Dr Emmet Cole), the next you’re back on planet normal watching a scene through Oren Peli’s lens. Kind of defeats the purpose, don’t you think?