Let’s hope Hollywood couple Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell never took a dream vacation that turns out like the one in Endangered Species. Oddly enough, Romijn and O’Connell don’t play the married duo in the film, with the X-Men actress paired up with Philip Winchester as parents who take their family on an African safari getaway, only to get attacked by wild animals and a poacher played by O’Connell. Of course he’s the heel.
The most interesting thing about it, other than the rhino that flips the family’s van like he was flipping Pogs (remember those??), is who is behind the camera. MJ Bassett, who is best known for her films Solomon Kane, Silent Hill: Revelation, the Inside Man sequel, and last year’s Megan Fox action flick, Rogue. Bassett also co-wrote the script with her daughter, Isabel, who also takes on a role, making this quite the family affair.
Endangered Species hits select theaters, Apple TV, and digital on May 28th. This looks both awful and fun. Awfully fun. There we go.
Starring Rebecca Romijn (X-Men) and Jerry O’Connell (Showtime’s “Billions”) this gripping adventure tale unfolds beneath a brutal African sun. Jack Halsey takes his wife (Romijn), their adult kids, and a friend for a dream vacation in Kenya. But as they venture off alone into a wilderness park, their safari van is flipped over by an angry rhino, leaving them injured and desperate. Then, as two of them go in search of rescue, a bloody, vicious encounter with a leopard and a clan of hyenas incites a desperate fight for survival.