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Oren Peli's 'Chernobyl Diaries' to Be Released in Theaters Memorial Day Weekend

Yup, Oren Peli is fast approaching Guillermo del Toro as the busiest guy in horror... The Paranormal Activity and River creator has also written the script for Chernobyl Diaries, a horror film set in the location of the Russian nuclear disaster, and the movie has just been picked up for release this Memorial Day weekend by Alcon. Details after the jump.

The Hollywood Reporter states that "Alcon has picked up the North American distribution rights to Chernobyl Diaries, the latest horror movie from Oren Peli of Paranormal Activity fame. Rights for Germany, Spain and Japan were also part of Alcon's acquisition. Peli did not direct the movie but wrote the story and produced with Brian Witten. Brad Parker, a visual effect supervisor, makes his debut as director on the movie."

"Diaries is set in the city of Prypiat that once housed the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor and follows a group of friends who, while vacationing in Europe, find themselves stranded in the abandoned city only to discover that they are not alone."

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