Paramount Insurge has released the first trailer for director Oren Peli's long-awaited directorial follow-up to Paranormal Activity, Area 51. Production actually took place back in 2008, shortly after Paranormal Activity was picked up by Paramount, but it has sat on the shelf for seven years. Along with the trailer, the studio announced that Area 51 and another movie entitled Drunk Wedding will receive limited three-day theatrical releases at all Alamo Drafthouse theaters. Take a look at the official announcement below:
Paramount Insurge today announced that Area 51 and Drunk Wedding will receive one-weekend-only limited engagements exclusively at 16 Alamo Drafthouse Cinema locations in May. Additionally, the films will be available day-and-date on VOD and all digital platforms. 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.
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. Starring Reid Warner, Jamel King, Ben Rovner and Jelena Nik.
Drunk Wedding will play the following weekend, Friday, May 22nd through Sunday, May 24th, with one showtime daily. Tickets are on sale online and at participating Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas box offices beginning Friday, May 18th. The comedy will debut on VOD and all digital platforms on May 22nd.
Directed by Nick Weiss, written by Nick & Anthony Weiss and produced by Brad Weston, Couper Samuelson and John Hamburg, Drunk Wedding centers on a couple with the perfect destination wedding. The problem is that all of their friends from college are coming and when this crew gets together, the only thing that is promised is that everything that can go wrong will go wrong. What is the worst that can happen with 12 friends, too much tequila, and everything caught on tape? It's a wedding video everyone will want to forget, if only they can find it. The film stars Christian Cooke, Victoria Gold, Dan Gill, Anne Gregory, Genevieve Jones, Nate Lang, Diana Newton, J.R. Ramirez, Nick Ross and Bethany Dwyer.
For the Alamo Drafthouse locations showing Area 51 and Drunk Wedding and to purchase tickets, visit Drafthouse.com. We'll keep you posted as soon as a trailer for Drunk Wedding debuts, but in the meantime, check out the Area 51 trailer below. Are you glad this languishing found footage movie is finally getting a release?