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The Oren Peli-produced “Chernobyl Diaries” opens May 25, 2012, and Warner Bros. is certainly going all out to advertise it. To help with that, here is a new batch of images from the upcoming horror movie. It’s not Found Footage, which is great, but it does have Found Footage elements, which is not so great. But hey, I guess I should be happy Peli seems to be moving away from the genre he helped to bring forth … and stomp into the ground like so much mushy mush.
“Chernobyl Diaries” is about 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…
Starring no one you’ve ever heard of, including Jesse McCartney, Jonathan Sadowski, Olivia Dudley, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Nathan Phillips, Pasha D. Lychnikoff, Devin Kelley, Alex Feldman, Dimitri Diatchenko, and Kristof Konrad.
Four of the new images below. See the rest in our “Chernobyl Diaries” preview page.