When you think found footage, the first thing that springs to mind is usually low-budget horror full of lots of running through the woods and jump scares. While that end makes up the bulk of the output in this aesthetic arena, there’s always been a notable overlap with science fiction. There’s Chronicle, Apollo 18, and Earth to Echo, among others, and the upcoming Project Almanac aims to take on a time travel story, bringing this new trailer back from the future.
The Paramount Pictures release revolves around a group of super nerdy friends, which, if you didn’t figure that out right away, is driven home by the fact that one guy can’t hit on a girl and that they apparently sit around watching videos of one of their seventh birthday parties. What self-respecting teen does that? This geekiness helps them out, however, when they happen find the pieces of a time travel device and can figure out how to assemble the device.