After "Paranormal Activity 3" scared up a big opening weekend, it was clear that the found footage genre isn't going anywhere anytime soon. The latest addition to the club is "Project X" from producer Todd Phillips, the director of "Old School" and "The Hangover."
This time, the camera doesn't document a demon or a witch or giant monster destroying New York City. The disaster this time around happens to be a giant party destroying a suburban block.
"Project X" follows a group of high school students, the main character played by Thomas Mann, who throw the most out of control party of all time for their one chance to be cool. It's kind of like if the people in "Cloverfield" never left the apartment from the beginning. The trailer shows off a party that doesn't look that much crazier than a relatively big high school party. Everyone is dancing. There are raging hormones abound, but that's not really what "Project X" is about.
Things naturally get out of hand. There is alcohol everywhere, sex, flamethrowers, dogs doin' it, and a car driving into the pool. Oh, and one of those inflatable moon bounces. The end of the trailer even shows a good chunk of the block on fire.
"Project X" is helmed by first-time director Nima Nourizadeh based on a story from Michael Bacall, who co-write "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" and co-wrote the screenplay for this film with Matt Drake. Mann, Jonathan Brown, Oliver Cooper and Alexis Knapp star in the film.
"Project X" hits theaters March 2, 2012.
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