Paramount Pictures has unveiled a brand new trailer for director Dean Israelite’s thriller, Project Almanac. Tying together two distinct genres, found footage and time travel, it might come as a surprise to learn that the long-gestating movie was produced by none other than Michael Bay.
Bay’s Platinum Dunes label picked up the film back in 2012, switched its name to Welcome To Yesterday and began shooting in 2013. Aiming for a Winter 2014 release, at the last minute the studio pulled the pic from the cinematic calendar. After reinstating the original title, the finished product debuted at Comic-Con last year, receiving a most encouraging response from critics.
With its release date edging ever closer, a new rebranded trailer has arrived to further stoke our curiosity. It comes across like a sorta-sequel to Chronicle, borrowing the same style and similar thematic emblem of meddlesome teens. Focusing on a group of high schoolers who discover a time travel device in one of their basements, the preview piles on the gags as they begin to indulge in the upside that time travel can offer a person. Sure, money, fame, cars, and girls are all well and good – but what are the repercussions? We’ve all seen Back To The Future, and if that film taught us anything it’s that buggering up the past can be highly detrimental to one’s present.
Taking us through the journey is aforementioned first time filmmaker Dean Israelite, who helmed the pic based on a script by Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension scribes Jason Pagan and Andrew Stark. This group of newbies behind the camera match the relatively unknown starring cast that includes Jonny Weston, Sofia Black-D’Elia, Amy Landecker and Virginia Gardner.
Project Almanac opens in theatres on January 30th 2015.
A brilliant high school student and his friends uncover blueprints for a mysterious device with limitless potential, inadvertently putting lives in danger.
Source: Slash Film