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A still from the film.

Status: Partially Found

The Primevals is an incomplete sci-fi/fantasy film directed by David Allen. The film's plot is vague, but it's known to involve time travel, Eskimos, yetis, robots, and giant lizards. The film also combined live action with stop-motion animation.

Production[edit | edit source]

Allen first began pitching the project to the British Hammer Films studio in the late 1960s. In 1978, Allen, along with producer Charles Band, began production on the film. However, the finances for the movie fell through, and the project started and stopped several times before an indefinite halt. In 1994, new funding was gained and production restarted. Principal filming of the live action scenes was completed in Romania with a new cast, and Allen continued to work on the post-production and stop-motion effects until his untimely death from cancer in 1999, which effectively left the film cancelled

In 2018, an Indiegogo campaign was set up by Charles Band's production and distribution company Full Moon Features in order to complete the film and release it on home media in Allen's honour.[1] It is currently unclear when (or if) the completed version of the film will be released, however various sources (such as Allen's Wikipedia page and IMDB) list the film as being set to release some time in 2021.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Footage of the film from earlier in its production.

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