The Ruins


1h 30m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Bright sun, warm waters and sandy beaches beckon countless Americans every year, particularly young adults seeking inexpensive fun. Enter Amy and Stacy, two best friends who bring along their very different boyfriends--focused med student Jeff and free-spirited partier Eric. As the group's vacation

Film Details

Also Known As
Griuvesiai, Lanetli Topraklar, Ruinen, Ruins, Ruiny, Ruínas, ruines
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Amblin Partners; Animal Logic; Animal Logic Fuel; BLT Communications; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Patrick Tatopoulos Designs Inc; Pixel Playground, Inc.; Prime Focus Vfx; Red Hour Films; Rising Sun Pictures; Spyglass Entertainment Holdings, Llc
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures; B And H; B&H; Bontonfilm; Dreamworks Home Entertainment; Forum; Forum Film (Poland); Gulf Film, Llc; Myndform; Paramount Pictures; Paramount Pictures International (PPI); United International Pictures; Universal Pictures International; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)
Location
Queensland, Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

Bright sun, warm waters and sandy beaches beckon countless Americans every year, particularly young adults seeking inexpensive fun. Enter Amy and Stacy, two best friends who bring along their very different boyfriends--focused med student Jeff and free-spirited partier Eric. As the group's vacation nears its end, they journey into the lush Mexican jungle in hopes of seeing some ancient Mayan ruins. But when they arrive at the magnificent site, an unexpected event drives the frightened travelers to the top of the crumbling stone structure, where they confront hidden deadly horrors and engage in a brutal battle for survival.

Crew

Beverly Abbot

Visual Effects

Lee Adamson

Stunt Performer

Lui Alefosio

Rigging Electrician

John Andersen

Props

Blake Archer

Location Manager

Kami Asgar

Sound Effects Editor

Richard Backman

Models

Angelique Badenoch

Assistant Production Coordinator

Paige Badenouch

Hair

Paige Badenouch

Makeup Artist

Adam Bagger

Assistant

Eric Bailey

Production Assistant

James Baines

Rigging Electrician

Jason Baird

Prosthetic Makeup

Natalie Ballesteros

Casting Assistant

Gary Barber

Executive Producer

Nikki Barrett

Casting

Sean F Barth

Product Placement

Ian Barton

Grip

David Beaubaire

Studio Executive

Chris Bender

Producer

Lynn Benzie

Production

John Peter Bernardo

Associate Editor

David Betancourt

Foley Mixer

Jeff Betancourt

Unit Director

Jeff Betancourt

Editor

Dan Bethell

Software Engineer

Vera Biffone

Assistant Director

Mark Bills

Electrician

Roger Birnbaum

Executive Producer

Bish Bishop

Assistant Director

Tracy Bolt

Sound Mixer

Bob Booker

Property Master

Beau Borders

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Ian Bostock

Stunts

Bradley Boterhoek

Grip

Elena Bovetti

Editorial Production Assistant

Renee Bowen

Stunts

Robert Boyd

Electrician

Richard Branca

Sound Department

Jessica Braun

Animation Director

Ben Bray

Stunt Coordinator

Lara Breay

Production Executive

Bruce Bright

Special Effects Coordinator

Paul Brincat

Sound Mixer

Remi Broadway

Stand-In

Katie Brock

Animal Wrangler

Suzie Bruce

Production Accountant

David Bryant

Cg Supervisor

Tim Burgard

Storyboard Artist

Jenny Lynn Burnett

Post-Production Accountant

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutter

Gillian Butler

On-Set Dresser

Kim Buttlar

Coordinator

Darren Byford

Animation Director

Tom Caddy

Art Department

Danny Cairns

Assistant Property Master

Graeme Callander

Storyboard Artist

Ben Campbell

Animation Director

Pat Carr

Props

Celeste Cavanagh

Stand-In

Denise Chamian

Casting

Fred Chapman

Character Animation

Raelene Chapman

Stunt Double

Anthea Charalambous

Assistant

Jac Charlton

Prosthetics

Robert Charlton

Prosthetics

Dorian Cheah

Sound Designer

Dorian Cheah

Sound Effects Editor

Tim Christensen

Digital Effects Artist

Simon Christidis

Director Of Photography

Wes Cilldhaire

Rendering Artist

Patrick Clancey

Titles And Opticals

Troy Clarke

Unit Manager

Mark Cleary

Prosthetics

Sam Cole

Digital Effects Artist

Andrew Conder

Director Of Photography

Rod Conder

Boom Operator

Charmaine Connelly

Prosthetics

Rick Connelly

Prosthetics

Dominic Connor

Rigging Electrician

Simon Cooke

Dolly Grip

Stuart Cornfeld

Producer

James Crane

Electrician

Jamie Crooks

Assistant Director

Mark Curry

Score Recording

Hayden Dalton

Stunts

Wally Dalton

Stunts

Kaleb Day

Medic

Mitch Deans

Stunt Coordinator

Angela Demo

Casting Associate

Graeme Dew

Rigging Electrician

Elizabeth Dewey

Film Lab

Thomas Dewier

Stunts

Sebastian Dickins

Rigging Electrician

Michael Dohne

Digital Effects Artist

Jessica Dowdswell

Stand-In

Michael Dressel

Foley Editor

Rachel Duxbury

Accountant

Narelle Dyer

Production Secretary

Brian Edmonds

Art Director

Sam Elia

Stunts

Laura Elkington

On-Set Dresser

Matt Eppedio

Assistant

Suzanne Evans-booth

Visual Effects

Gab Facchinei

Prosthetics

Leslee Feldman

Casting

Mitchell Ferm

Visual Effects Producer

Dawn Fintor

Foley Artist

Lisa Fiorito

Researcher

David Fletcher

Special Effects Supervisor

Jo-anne Fletcher

Art Department

Dean Franklin

Special Effects Technician

Doug Franks

Props

Todd Fulkerson

Assistant Editor

Rachael Gallaghan

Production Coordinator

Jake Garber

Special Makeup Effects

Lizzy Gardiner

Costume Designer

Karen Garlich

Accountant

Reg Garside

Chief Lighting Technician

Lachlan Gartshore

Stand-In

Ash Geary

Props

Barker Gerard

Assistant

Michelle Gerber

Accounting Assistant

Karen Ruth Getchell

Production Supervisor

Irene Gleeson

Art Department

Jeff Gomillion

Adr Mixer

Adam Goodman

Studio Executive

Kyle Goodsell

Digital Effects Artist

Kim Gordon

Digital Effects Artist

Trevor Goring

Storyboard Artist

Jeffrey Gribble

Props

Karen Grose

Prosthetic Makeup

Leilani Gushiken

Post-Production Coordinator

Clare Hallas

Assistant

Scott G G Haller

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Judy Hallin

Production Coordinator

Sam Hancock

Animation Director

Felicity Handley

Production Assistant

Steve Harman

Stunts

Greg Hayes

Music

Kelly Head

Accountant

Katie Hecker

Digital Effects Artist

Shane Heldon

Production Assistant

Keith Herft

Compositing Supervisor

Trish Hofmann

Unit Production Manager

Trish Hofmann

Executive Producer

Bud Hopes

Casting

Helen Howard

Coach

Rick Howie

Special Effects Technician

Malcolm Humphreys

Cg Supervisor

Quaid Hutchinson

Stand-In

Mandy Jacobs

Assistant Editor

Benton Jew

Illustrator

Dennis Jones

Digital Effects Artist

Klaus Kastberg

Set Designer

Laura Kennard

Hair

Laura Kennard

Makeup Artist

Ian Kenny

Assistant Director

Matt Keogh

Special Effects Technician

Rene Dashiell Kerby

Makeup Artist

Alan Khamoui

Assistant

Darius Khondji

Director Of Photography

Tim Kings-lynne

Animator

Leith Klaffer

Rigging Grip

Allison Klein

Coordinator

Jonathan Klein

Foley

Daniel Kmet

Animator

Michael Knott

Stand-In

Jeremy Kramer

Producer

Jeremy Kramer

Studio Executive

Ivan La Rosa

Animation Director

Brock Laborde

Assistant

Jen Lamphee

Makeup Artist

Jennifer Lamphee

Makeup Artist

Leslie Landon

Greensman

Brett Langby

Greensman

Wayne Lauder

Rigging Grip

Chris Laverty

Greensman

Nicholas Lawson

Stunts

Nigel Le Roux

Greensman

David Leckonby

Grip

Don Lee

Visual Effects Supervisor

Kim Lee

Visual Effects Producer

Dave Leenders

Greensman

Jim Leng

Special Effects Technician

Carmel Leonard

Script Supervisor

Jacinta Leong

Modelmaker

Curtis Lindersmith

Visual Effects Editor

Tai Logsdon

Office Production Assistant

Yvan Lucas

Colorist

Leigh Mackie

Conceptual Illustrator

Grant Major

Production Designer

Charles Mann

Assistant Director

John Marquis

Supervising Sound Editor

David Matusek

Assistant Editor

Herwig Maurer

Sound Effects Editor

David Mcburney

On-Set Dresser

David Mcburney

Props Buyer

Julianne Mccormack

Sound Department

Film Details

Also Known As
Griuvesiai, Lanetli Topraklar, Ruinen, Ruins, Ruiny, Ruínas, ruines
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Amblin Partners; Animal Logic; Animal Logic Fuel; BLT Communications; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Patrick Tatopoulos Designs Inc; Pixel Playground, Inc.; Prime Focus Vfx; Red Hour Films; Rising Sun Pictures; Spyglass Entertainment Holdings, Llc
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures; B And H; B&H; Bontonfilm; Dreamworks Home Entertainment; Forum; Forum Film (Poland); Gulf Film, Llc; Myndform; Paramount Pictures; Paramount Pictures International (PPI); United International Pictures; Universal Pictures International; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)
Location
Queensland, Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video July 8, 2008

Released in United States Spring April 4, 2008

Based on the novel "The Ruins" by Scott B. Smith; published by Alfred A. Knopf July 18, 2006.

Dreamworks paid seven-figures for the film rights to the novel.

Literary Sale Date: 05/11/2004.

Released in United States Spring April 4, 2008

Released in United States on Video July 8, 2008