Primeval (film) In Africa, a legendary and bloodthirsty 25-foot crocodile known as Gustave has claimed over 300 victims. A news producer, cameraman, and reporter are dispatched to track him down and bring him back alive. However, they find their work much more difficult and deadly than they expected, especially after a feared warlord targets them for death. A Hollywood Picture in association with Pariah. Released on January 12, 2007. Directed by Michael Katleman. Stars Dominic Purcell (Tim Manfrey), Orlando Jones (Steven Johnson), Brooke Langton (Aviva Masters), Jürgen Prochnow (Jacob Krieg), Gideon Emery (Mathew Collins). 94 min. Inspired by a true story. Filmed in South Africa in Super 35.