Emmy Winner Jeremy Piven Leads the Charge in Upcoming Dinosaur Horror ‘Primitive War’

Jeremy Piven

March 30, 2024

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

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Get ready for a genre-bending thrill ride! Primitive War, a sci-fi horror film blending Vietnam War action with prehistoric terror, has locked down a stellar cast and is gearing up for production on Australia’s Gold Coast.

The film, an adaptation of Ethan Pettus’ fan-favorite ongoing series, comprised of “Primitive War: Opiate Undertow,” “Primitive War II: Animus Infernal,” and the eagerly awaited third installment “Primitive War III: Aeon Ouroboros,” is from Director Luke Sparke, known for his work on Occupation Rainfall

“I was captivated by the imagery surrounding Ethan’s book and the story it told. I’ve worked hard on capturing that essence but also the grittiness, horror aspects and military edge. My vision is to feel like the characters have walked out of the film Platoon and into the jaws of the greatest predators the planet has ever known,” said Sparke during pre-production. Pettus enthused: “I’m thrilled to see Luke’s interpretation of my work. I know his team is giving this project everything they’ve got.”

Award-Winning Actors Lead the Charge

The film boasts a powerhouse ensemble cast. It is led by Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jeremy Piven (“Entourage,” pictured) and Tricia Helfer (“Battlestar Galactica”). Joining them are SAG Award nominee Ryan Kwanten (“True Blood”) and Nick Wechsler (“The Boys”). The supporting cast features Anthony Ingruber (Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny), Aaron Glenane (Interceptor), and rising talents like Ana Thu Nguyen and Adolphus Waylee.

A Story of War and Unexpected Danger

Set in 1968 at the height of the Vietnam War, the film throws a shocking twist into the familiar conflict. Vulture Squad, a highly trained recon unit, embarks on a mission to locate a missing Green Beret platoon. The search for the missing soldiers takes a terrifying turn when they discover they’re not alone in the jungle. They are being hunted by deadly dinosaurs.

More Than Just A Movie

Primitive War isn’t just about the stars on screen. The film’s production will employ over 200 local crew members, which will significantly boost the Australian film industry.

A Genre-Bending Adventure Awaits

Primitive War promises to be a unique cinematic experience. With a talented cast and crew, the film is poised to be a must-see for fans of both genres. Keep your eyes peeled for updates as production on this exciting project gets underway!

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