Following the announcement earlier today that the “found footage” film will hit Alamo Drafthouse theaters in a limited release in May, Paramount Insurge has released the trailer for Oren Peli’s (Paranormal Activity) long-shelved Area 51. Check it out in the player below, courtesy of iTunes Movie Trailers.
Area 51 is directed by Oren Peli, written by Oren Peli and Christopher Denham and produced by Jason Blum and Steven Schneider. The film follows Reid, who has always been obsessed with UFOs. While on a weekend trip to Vegas, he convinces two friends to join him on a mission to break into Area 51, where they find terrifying proof of alien presence. The movie stars Reid Warner, Jamel King, Ben Rovner and Jelena Nik.
Area 51 will debut Friday, May 15th and run through Sunday, May 17th with one showtime daily. Tickets are on sale online and at participating Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas box offices beginning Monday, May 11th. The found footage horror film will also be available May 15th on VOD and all digital platforms.
The story behind Area 51‘s long trip to the big screen started six years ago when Peli took on the project following the enormous success of the first Paranormal Activity.