The time travel genre meets up with found footage in Project Almanac, the latest film from Michael Bay’s production company Platinum Dunes.
The plot focuses on David Raskin (Jonny Weston), a very bright high school senior intent on getting into MIT. One day, while investigating the basement of his home, he discovers that his dearly departed dad has left behind plans and blueprints for a time machine he had hoped to build. Looking to make good on his father’s wishes, David brings his friends and sister together to construct it. But in the process of trying to undo past mistakes, they come to discover that changing the past may lead to dire consequences for their future.
The press day for Project Almanac was held at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, where Weston, along with Sofia Black D’Elia, Sam Lerner, Allen Evangelista and Virginia Gardner were all in attendance. While there I was able to land an exclusive interview with the cast, in which we discussed how much improv they got to do, how hard it was to understand the science behind the story, what their favorite time travel films were and more.
Check it out in the video above and be sure to catch Project Almanac when it warps into theatres this Friday!