For those of you who are unfamiliar with Oren Peli, his three Paranormal Activity films have grossed over half-a-billion dollars and is the creator of ABC’s The River, a horror-thriller set deep in the Amazon rain forest. Back in November, we had word that Peli was developing a new horror feature that was filming in Eastern Europe. Now titled Chernobyl Diaries, the film was recently acquired by Alcon Entertainment. The synopsis is as follows:
An original story by Peli, Chernobyl Diaries is set in the city of Prypiat that once housed the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, the horror-thriller follows a group of friends who, while vacationing in Europe, find themselves stranded in the abandoned city only to discover that they are not alone.
Chernobyl Diaries is expected to release this Memorial Day Weekend. Hit the jump for the full press release.