The Michael Bay-produced sci-fi thriller Welcome to Yesterday (previously titled Almanac) was set to open in just a few weeks, but will now be postponed indefinitely. Directed by Dean Israelite, written by first-time writers Andrew Stark and Jason Pagan, and starring Jonny Weston and Sofia Black-D’Elia, the film centers on a group of teens who construct a working time machine and are faced with unexpected complications. It was planned to debut in theaters on February 28th, but Paramount is now looking towards a release date this summer or fall. Hit the jump to find out why.
News of Welcome to Yesterday’s release date delay comes courtesy of Heat Vision. The report cites a decision to give Bay, whose Transformers: Age of Extinction is due out this June, “the opportunity to focus on the smaller movie.” Paramount Pictures will pair with MTV Films on the release of the low-budget thriller, so the extra time gives them more breathing room to refine their marketing strategy. The plan is to target the teen and college crowds.
While on the movie’s set, Perri Nemiroff summarized the film thusly:
While up in his attic, Jonny Weston’s David stumbles upon his late father’s old video camera and a set of blueprints. Turns out, his dad had the key to time travel and now, with the help of his sister Christina (Ginny Gardner), two buddies Quinn and Adam (Sam Lerner and Allen Evangelista), and his crush Jessie (Sofia Black-D’Elia), David is determined to put his dad’s unrealized plans to use.
You can read up on her set visit preview here, especially since it will likely be a few months before we can reveal any more about the film.