Area 51 (film)

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Area 51
Directed by Oren Peli
Produced by Steven Schneider
Jason Blum
Oren Peli
Written by Oren Peli
Starring Sandra Staggs
Roy Abramsohn
David Saucedo
Glenn Campbell
Jelena Nik
Edited by Jake York
Additional Editing by
Jake Hamilton
Insurge Pictures
Aramid Entertainment Fund
Blumhouse Productions
IM Global
Incentive Filmed Entertainment
Room 101
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
May 15, 2015
Running time
95 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $5 million[1]

Area 51 is an upcoming science-fiction horror film, written and directed by Oren Peli, the director of Paranormal Activity (2007) and starring Benjamin Rovner, Reid Warner and Darrin Bragg.[2]


In 1994, three friends travel to the infamous Area 51 in order to learn its terrifying secrets. The group then finds themselves running for their lives as an unprecedented event occurs.


  • Sandra Staggs as Mom
  • Roy Abramsohn as Father
  • David Saucedo as Town Local
  • Glenn Campbell as Himself
  • Jelena Nik as Jelena
  • Ben Rovner as Ethan Cole
  • Jamel King as Jamel Bragg
  • Nikka Far as Nikki


Production for the film began in the fall of 2009.[3] According to Bloody Disgusting in April 2011 CBS Films hired director and actor Chris Denham to do some rewrites on Area 51.[4] Peli filmed re-shoots in 2013. In August 2013, Jason Blum stated that film had finished production and that Peli was "tinkering" with the film in post production.[5] On March 14, 2015, Blum confirmed that the film was officially done and would perhaps be released on VOD. [6] On April 6, 2015, Bloody Disgusting reported that Blum had responded to a twitter user by the handle of @nathantexyocum who asked if he had any news on Area 51 by stating, "very very very soon. -JB". [7] Finally, on April 23, 2015 it was announced the film would open exclusively in Alamo Drafthouse theaters and through video on demand platforms on May 15, 2015.[8]


The film will be released in Alamo Drafthouse theaters exclusively, and will be released on-demand platforms beginning on May 15, 2015 courtesy of Paramount Pictures and Blumhouse Tilt[9]


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