How much has Ridley Scott forgotten about science fiction film? More than most people will ever know. So the news that the director of Alien, Blade Runner, Prometheus, The Martian, and the upcoming Alien: Covenant is also a producer on sci-fi movie Phoenix Forgotten is noteworthy.
The movie is set after the real-life events of March 13, 1997, when mysterious lights appeared over Phoenix, Arizona. Phoenix Forgotten tells the story of three teens who, according to this fictional film, traveled into the desert shortly after the incident, but disappeared and were never seen again. Now, on the 20th anniversary of their disappearance, unseen footage has finally been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition.
Phoenix Forgotten is directed by Justin Barber and co-written by Barber and T.S. Nowlin. The film stars Florence Hartigan, Chelsea Lopez, Justin Matthews, and Luke Spencer Roberts. It’s produced by Scott, Nowlin, Wes Ball, Mark Canton, and Courtney Solomon.
Watch the trailer for Phoenix Forgotten here and a just-released clip above.