Today Alcon has announced they picked up the distribution rights to Chernobyl Diaries, the latest film that comes from under the wing of Oren Peli, the former computer programmer turned filmmaker/brains behind the Paranormal Activity franchise, as well as the upcoming Area 51. Few details have been released about the film, but here is what THR had to say about the plot:
“Set in the city of Prypiat, which once housed the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, the film follows a group of friends vacationing in Europe that find themselves in the abandoned city, quickly realizing they are not alone.”
Most are assuming since it’s from Peli (who wrote the story and co-produced) that it will be a found footage film, but it’s definitely a horror film. Many are assuming it will also involve mutants, but we’ll have to wait and see. Alcon releases their films through Warner Brothers, and they plan to release the film this Memorial Day weekend. Visual F/X supervisor Brad Parker makes his directorial debut with the film, and once we see a trailer, we’ll be sure to bring it to you to learn a little more about this one.