Oren Peli's 'Chernobyl Diaries' Hitting Theaters in Just Three Months
by Ethan Anderton
February 15, 2012
Leave it to found footage filmmaker Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity) to have a film officially announced with just three months until it's slated to hit theaters. That's the word from a press release by Alcon Entertainment which has announced that Warner Bros. will send the Chernobyl Diaries to theaters on Memorial Day weekend this year against the blockbuster sequel Men in Black III. The film takes place in the city of Prypiat that once housed the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor and now finds a group of friends vacationing nearby quickly learning that they are not alone in the abandoned city. More below!
We heard about the project last November and if the details are the same, the biggest name in the ensemble cast is singer-turned-actor Jesse McCartney who is joined by Jonathan Sadowski, Devin Kelley, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Nathan Phillips, Ingrid Bolso Berdal and Dimitry Diatchenko. Marketing and releasing a film in just three months seems like a bold move since we haven't heard anything other than the initial announcement last year, but with Peli's name attached, and the Paranormal Activity franchise still being a horror giant at the box office, I'm betting audiences will find their way to the film fairly easily.