After making news recently for using real life footage of a devastating plane crash and going back to the editing bay to remove it at the request of the families of the victims, Dean Israelite’s feature length directorial debut ‘Project Almanac’ is all set to hit theaters this Friday. In anticipation of the release, a few new clips from the found footage sci-fi thriller have been released to show some of the side effects of time travel.

Throughout the history of cinema, time travel has been depicted in a number of different ways. From a blue police box to a DeLorean to a phone booth to a hot tub to a vortex manipulator worn on someone’s wrist, the science fiction genre has given us some rather interesting methods of jumping forward and backward through time. However, none seem to be as violent as the way the characters in ‘Project Almanac’ do it. In the latest clips from the Michael Bay/Platinum Dunes-produced film, we get to see for the first time how the classic sci-fi trope will get a gritty and dangerous update, plus an extended look at the event that sets this adventure into motion. You can check out both clips below followed by the movie’s official synopsis:

A brilliant high school student and his friends uncover blueprints for a mysterious device with limitless potential, inadvertently putting lives in danger.

What do you think about the way time travel is shown in ‘Project Almanac’? Are you planning to check it out in all it’s glory when it hits theaters this weekend? Let us know in the comment section.

‘Project Almanac’ starring Allen Evangelista, Sam Lerner, Jonny Weston, Sofia Black-D’Elia, and Virginia Gardner opens on January 30, 2015.