One day, we will be in the future, obviously. And somebody will look into an almanac, probably an electronic version of one. (It will be called Financially Irresponsible Richard’s Almanac then.) What that person will probably not find is any information about the upcoming Platinum Dunes release Almanac. The company is responsible for some truly non-non-non-heinous remakes of horror movies in the past 10 years, and it’s a Michael Bay company. Dots connected. But they’re also putting out The Purge and were part of the not-hated, Bay-directed Pain and Gain. And the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. Whatever. Paramount picked Almanac up. And this is a Dean Israelite movie, people! Dean Israelite!
No sense in talking down upon the director or the film’s new cast, however, for they may set the future on a different path. Almanac has found two leads in Jonny Weston and Sofia Black-D’Elia, who are both in negotiations to star. You may not be fully familiar with them, and that’s perfectly fine, as this film is hitting the $12 million range, which limits its star power. Especially if there are any special effects to deliver.
Weston was in last year’s surfer drama Chasing Mavericks, and will be in the upcoming comedy Any Tom, Dick, or Harry with Gossip Girl‘s Leighton Meester. Black-D’Elia was in MTV’s version of the British series Skins before classing it up for the CW’s Gossip Girl.
The film’s plotline is under tight wraps, and let’s hope the plot itself is wrapped up as tightly. People create a time machine, and then they use an almanac to help their future selves. Very Back to the Future II, we know. But it’s found footage, so take that, naysayer!
Almanac is planning on a summer shoot in Atlanta.