The Pyramid

Synopsis: A team of U.S. archaeologists unearths an ancient pyramid buried deep beneath the Egyptian desert. As they search the pyramid's depths, they become hopelessly lost in its dark and endless catacombs. Searching for a way out, they become desperate to seek daylight again. They come to realize they aren't just trapped, they are being hunted.
Director(s): Grégory Levasseur
Production: 20th Century Fox
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
4.6
Metacritic:
24
Rotten Tomatoes:
13%
R
Year:
2014
89 min
$2,325,230
Website
26 Views

What's going on? Are you getting this?

What's he doing? What's he doing?

- Do you think they'll let us pass?

- It doesn't look like it.

- Are you good to go?

- Yeah, rolling.

Hidden within this sprawling desert,

250 Miles South of Cairo,

the public will soon lay their eyes

on the Holdens' groundbreaking research,

and the father-daughter team

could rewrite history as we know it.

As you can see, the pyramid behind me

has only three sides,

not four like the giza pyramids.

This architectural feat singles it out

as an exception in this region.

You're gonna have to start over. The barking

is covering everything you're saying.

Damn it. What's wrong with those dogs?

Whose are they, anyway?

They're just feral dogs running around.

Can someone get a shotgun or something

and get rid of these dogs, please?

Driving me crazy.

All right, let's go again.

Okay, Sunni. Whenever you're ready,

we're good to go.

Okay. The way this works is,

I'll ask you a question,

you try to incorporate the question

into your response.

Like if I ask you your name,

you would say...

- Dr. Miles Holden.

- Wrong.

- Right. My name is Dr. Miles Holden.

- That's what I'm talking about.

Could you tell us

what exactly you're looking for?

Yeah. There are certain ancient texts

which refer to this geographic area

as the possible site of the lost pyramid

of Akhenaten which may be related

to the particular and unusual

three-sided architecture of our pyramid.

- I just need to quickly check your mic.

- Yeah. It's a little windy out here.

It's a great shot.

Just don't step backwards.

Yeah, okay. You tell me when.

Pyramids. Hit me with it.

Action.

Whatever we're looking at, this is not

the pyramid of king Akhenaten.

The structure that we're dealing with

is buried below the surface.

It takes millennia

for sand to build up that high.

Which means that this structure predates

the reign of Akhenaten by generations.

Why are so many people

against the satellites?

Most archaeologists are trapped in time

when it comes to reworking methodologies,

and assimilating new evidence

into existing historical frameworks.

Proving an older genealogy

for Egyptian history basically means

throwing everything they have been

working on their entire lives into question.

Isn't that what you're trying to do?

No, not exactly.

See, I respect the work

that they have done,

but we just need to know

when it's time to innovate.

Most of our pyramid is buried deep

beneath the desert. Here is a scan.

Look at the size of that thing!

That's got to be 600 feet on each side.

See this tunnel here?

This is our way in.

It leads directly

to the apex of the pyramid.

- The apex?

- It's the tip of the pyramid.

Pyramids don't normally have

apexes at the entrance.

- But this one does.

- Who dug the tunnel?

We don't know yet.

That's also part of our discovery.

Nora, tell me about the satellites.

Well, I'm not the first archaeologist

to break ground using satellite technology.

But I was inspired to apply it

after an article that I read about SETI

- out of new Mexico.

- SETI?

"Search for extraterrestrial intelligence."

They were using the satellites

to search for traces of water

underneath the surface of Mars.

I thought we were here

to talk about Egypt, not aliens.

What do you think about all those theories?

About aliens coming to earth?

And that the pyramids

are just giant transmitters?

Well, come on. Even I have my limits.

Do you see these... how these ridges form

a barrier around the pyramid? You just...

Dad. Dad. Could you please stop touching

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