Found footage films are growing into quite the subgenre lately, and the proliferation continues with New Line/Warner Brothers’ in-production film from the director of Final Destination 5, Steven Quale. The film, currently shooting in Detroit, will be titled Black Sky, according to ComingSoon, and deals with high schoolers surviving a tornado-creating hurricane.
As far as movie premises go, this one is a little dicey. Tornado-centric films have worked in the past (think Twister or Night of the Twisters) but those were in far less cynical times. Nowadays, with big CGI disaster films being the norm, I suppose it only makes sense that the way a studio would try to make the old relevant again would be to dress it up with the found footage style.
Also helpful is the youth-skewing cast, which includes Nathan Kress, Arlen Escarpeta and Jeremy Sumpter, along with Matt Walsh (Veep), Richard Armitage (The Hobbit) and Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead).
I am pretty ambivalent about Black Sky, but I’m not willing to give up on it entirely just yet. What about you, does this sound like something you would be interested in or is it just another forgettable found footage film?