The much anticipated debut of The River took place earlier tonight. Did it deliver the thrills and chills all the promos, previews & trailers promised, or did it drown in the dangerous waters of the Amazon before making it out of the super-sized two hour premiere…..read my review after the jump!
Is The River an Expedition you’ll want to join?
We are just a little bit over a week away from the highly anticipated THE RIVER by director Oren Peli. Since the original announcement, we’ve seen the trailer, a few clips, still shots and more. Now an official website has sprung up online which offers all sorts of cool goodies, including an interactive scavenger hunt that dishes out clues as to the whereabouts of Dr. Emmet Cole who is the the missing explorer the crew goes looking for in the show! Check out the website at http://exploretheriver.com
ABC which already has the Grimm Brother’s adaption “Once Upon A Time” premiering later this year has now purchased the rights to an adaption of Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde titled simply, HYDE. Sheldon Turner will write the story which comes with the following explanation:
“Grant Hyde, a thirtysomething ER doctor with a degenerative eye condition who is conflict-averse and hesitant to be captain of his own destiny. After attempting an experimental treatment to improve his eyesight, he begins to experience a strange side effect — when he goes to sleep, his id manifests itself as Hyde, a fearless, gregarious personality who takes control where Grant cannot.”
With two adaptions in the bag, what will ABC be looking to resurrect next? Keep coming back to Evil Episode to find out!
As information has been slowly coming for The River, which is premiering on ABC network, we’ve all been hoping for some footage or promotional videos. Well we just scored one better. The first full trailer for the show. After watching this trailer I am actually more excited for the potential of the show than I thought I would be. From the director of Paranormal Activity, Oren Peli, The River is about an explorer who goes missing in the middle of the Amazon and is thought to be dead until a signal is received from his homing becon. Family members set out to on an expedition to find him. I am sure everyone will end up having their own selfish reasons they decided to go along. Check out the trailer below:
You can most definitely see the influence by Oren Peli on display with a big percentage of the action shots and supernatural happenings taking place from the perspective of various security cameras mounted on the boat. Lets hope ABC gives this series time to find an audience, much the way CBS did with Harper’s Island(even though they did eventually move it to Saturday Nights, grrr) and not decide to put a death nail in it ala Happy Town after only a few episodes.
What secrets does The River hold?......coming soon to ABC!