In the above clip from “The River,” a rag-tag crew of good looking survival types in sweaty J Crew gear bust into a subterranean hatch where someone has obviously been living. Why does this sound familiar? Oh, right — “Lost.”
That seems to be where the similarities end, though, between ABC’s now-ended cult classic and The Oren Peli-helmed (and Stephen Spielberg-produced) “The River.” In the River, Peli (the writer/director of “Paranormal Activity”) takes us to the Amazon, where an expedition searching for a missing “TV explorer” runs into some unexpected trouble.
Unexpected, but promising for those of us into cheap thrills, mysteries and sweaty hot people in J. Crew gear. We’ll have to wait a few months before its debut, though — it’s slated as a midseason opener.