It’s ‘The Blair Witch Project’ with UFOs in the new Trailer for ‘Phoenix Forgotten’

The upcoming UFO-centric ‘found-footage’ film Phoenix Forgotten released its new trailer. Check it out here:

The flick, produced by Alien: Covenant’s Ridley Scott, directed by Justin Barber, and co-written Barber and T.S. Nowlin, is rated PG-13 for “terror, peril, and some language.”

Since The Blair Witch Project terrified audiences with its realistic approach to storytelling back in 1999, major and independent studios alike attempted to find success in the genre – for better or worse. There have been a few successful flicks since, such as Cloverfield, V/H/S/, and Paranormal Activity. Will Phoenix Forgotten follow the trend of popular found footage films? With Ridley Scott on as producer, it’s quite possible.

The film is based on the “true” events of March 13, 1997, when several mysterious lights appeared over Phoenix, Arizona. This phenomenon is known as “The Phoenix Lights,” and remains the most famous UFO sighting in history.

Here is the plot synopsis:
“In the spring of 1997, several residents of Phoenix, Arizona claimed to witness mysterious lights in the sky. This phenomenon, which became known as “The Phoenix Lights,” remains the most famous UFO sighting in American history. On July 23, 1997, three high school student filmmakers went missing while camping in the desert outside Phoenix. The purpose of their trip was to document their investigation into the Phoenix Lights. They were never seen again. Twenty years later, Sarah Bishop, a documentary filmmaker and younger sibling of one of the missing, returns to Phoenix to delve into the their disappearances and the emotional trauma left on those that knew them. Nothing can prepare her for the shocking discovery of a tape from the night her brother and his friends disappeared.”

Phoenix Forgotten hits theaters April 21.

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Michael Fromm
Michael Fromm
Michael E. Fromm is an all-around scrivener, writing screenplays (short and feature), short stories, novels, poetry, blogs, articles, and press releases. Since first learning to hold a pen, he has done little but read, watch, and write about characters and worlds of fantasy. It would be very difficult to find him without a pen in hand and an idea in mind, which is problematic for anyone wanting to have a conversation with him. Michael graduated from Rowan University, primarily focusing on improving his skills as a filmmaker and screenwriter. After said schooling, he joined an elite force of Rowan grads who also had the notion of becoming filmmakers. This group, known as Justice Productions, call on him every so often to write short films. And, until this whole writing thing pays off, Michael currently does development & marketing communication (writing, graphic & publication design, social media and website upkeep, etc.) for a web development company in Central New Jersey, where he currently resides.