In advance of its release at the end of this month, Paramount Pictures has posted five new TV spots for teen sci-fi thriller, Project Almanac. Directed by Dean Israelite and based on a script by Paranormal Activity 5 scribes Jason Pagan and Andrew Stark, the movie concerns the meddlesome antics of a group of youngsters who discover a time travel device and begin to utilize its capabilities for their own gain. Each 30-second tease expands on a specific area of the project, most of which involve life-changing repercussions.
Embracing the tired found footage style, the movie unravels through home video footage as the clutch of kids document their experiences. The genre itself is somewhat exhausted, but judging by the good word-of-mouth which emerged following a secret Comic-Con screening last year, Project Almanac has the potential to rise above its competitors. With this new handful of TV spots on offer, the premise appears as enticing as ever, proving that time travel cinema still has plenty of miles left on its chronologically-fluid clock.
Speaking of which, the film’s journey to the big screen has had its fair share of bumps in the road. Upon completion, its theatrical release was hampered after the studio changed its name (from Welcome To Yesterday), rebranded it and shifted its release date from 2014 to early 2015. As it’s commonly known, January is a notorious dumping ground for studios to unload difficult projects. Going back to the flick’s early screening, it seems unusual for Paramount to make such a move after its positive critical reception.
We’ll find out how it fares at the box office in no time at all, as Project Almanac arrives in theaters on January 30th, 2015. Before then, you can check out all five TV spots below and let us know if you’ll be taking a trip to see how it all pans out for the time bandits.
A brilliant high school student and his friends uncover blueprints for a mysterious device with limitless potential, inadvertently putting lives in danger.
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