Amid all the hubbub of the new ‘Alien: Covenant‘ film hitting theaters this year, (mostly) lost is the fact that Ridley Scott is producing another sci-fi/horror film coming out this Spring: the “found footage” movie ‘Phoenix Forgotten.’
Based on the unexplained true events surrounding the mysterious lights in the sky over Phoenix, Arizona back in 1997, the film takes its cue from the likes of ‘The Blair Witch Project’ and the countless other “mockumentary” films that have come since. It is the directorial debut for Justin Barber, and was written by T.S. Nowlin, who also handled scribe duties for ‘The Maze Runner.’
Check out the video featuring Scott and his creative team talking about alien abductions and the like:
Based on the shocking, true events of March 13th, 1997, when several mysterious lights appeared over Phoenix, Arizona. This unprecedented and inexplicable phenomenon became known as “The Phoenix Lights”, and remains the most famous and widely viewed UFO sighting in history.
Phoenix Forgotten tells the story of three teens who went into the desert shortly after the incident, hoping to document the strange events occurring in their town. They disappeared that night, and were never seen again. Now, on the twentieth anniversary of their disappearance, unseen footage has finally been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition. For the first time ever, the truth will be revealed…
‘Phoenix Forgotten’ hits US theaters on April 21, 2017.
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