Oren Peli's Next Movie: Kids Trapped in Chernobyl... and it's Not Found Footage!

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The "found footage" horror genre shows no signs of slacking off — but one of its originators just took baby steps in a different direction. Oren Peli is producing (not directing) a new horror film called Chernobyl Diaries, in which a group of "extreme tourists" get trapped in the former nuclear accident site... and something is stalking them.

And as you can see from the trailer, it's not a "found footage" movie. Which is all to the good, since that way you get more of the spooky atmosphere of the deserted, still-deadly town of Pripyat. (And now I'm wondering if they actually got to film there?)

Here's the film's synopsis and poster, via Daily Dead:

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Chernobyl Diaries is an original story from Oren Peli, who first terrified audiences with his groundbreaking thriller, ‘Paranormal Activity'. The film follows a group of six young tourists who, looking to go off the beaten path, hire an ‘extreme tour' guide. Ignoring warnings, he takes them into the city of Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, but a deserted town since the disaster more than 25 years ago. After a brief exploration of the abandoned city, however, the group soon finds themselves stranded, only to discover that they are not alone.

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