Chernobyl Diaries is an upcoming horror story that originated from Oren Peli. Oren Peli became a hit when he terrified audiences with his groundbreaking movie: Paranormal Activity. He is now back with Chernobyl Diaries which revolves around the story of six young people who are off for a vacation. These young vacationers hire an “extreme” tour guide along the way. The guide was warned not to go and delve in the city of Pripyat but ignores the warning. Pripyat is the former home to the workers of Chernobyl nuclear reactor but a disaster 25 years ago made the city a deserted town. The group explores the abandoned city in which they find themselves stranded. They will soon find out that they are not alone and being stranded is the least of their problems. Chernobyl Diaries is going to be released in theaters on May 25th 2012. Let’s take a look at an early news on this upcoming movie by Oren Peli:
“What’s The Early Buzz On the Movie Chernobyl Diaries?
“Ever heard of Chernobyl?” an American tourist (Jonathan Sadowski) asks his friends in the new trailer for the upcoming horror movie “Chernobyl Diaries.” “It’s where the nook-yoo-ler disaster happened,” answers a fellow traveler (Olivia Dudley).
Audiences will get a history lesson of sorts from “Chernobyl Diaries,” a movie due in theaters May 25 that follows a group of young Americans in Europe on a jaunt to the abandoned Ukrainian site of the 1986 nuclear meltdown.
Co-written and produced by “Paranormal Activity” creator Oren Peli and directed by visual effects supervisor and first-time feature filmmaker Brad Parker, “Chernobyl Diaries” was inspired by the real phenomenon of “extreme tourism,” according to Alcon Entertainment co-Chief Executive Andrew Kosove, whose company purchased the North American rights to the film based on the script in January.
In 2002, Ukraine opened the city of Prypiat, where about 50,000 workers at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant lived, to tour groups. Travelers on a day pass can visit the abandoned, rotting buildings — the whole city was evacuated in just 40 minutes — and see an eerie time capsule of 1980s Soviet life.
“It’s not like going to Club Med in Barbados,” Kosove said. “It’s frozen in time, and it’s visually arresting. The idea of a film set there sounded intriguing to me.”
Early marketing for the film, which was shot in Serbia and Hungary, seems designed to stoke curiosity about the disaster. The trailer includes newsreel footage about the accident, and the film’s Facebook page features a photo album with bleak pictures from Prypiat and invites audiences to “experience the fallout.”
“Chernobyl Diaries” isn’t the first pop culture property inspired by the world’s worst nuclear accident. Last year’s “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” began with an alien robot mission to the disaster site, and in the “S.T.A.L.K.E.R.” series of video games released starting in 2007, players attempt to survive Chernobyl’s post-meltdown conditions and an eruption of mutant creatures.
The movie is the first to be fully financed by the independent production and international sales company FilmNation Entertainment, and will be released in the U.S. under Alcon’s deal with Warner Bros. “
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Chernobyl Diaries is directed by Bradley Parker. The movie stars Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Jesse McCartney and Nathan Phillips.
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