First trailer for sci-fi film Phoenix Forgotten explores real-life UFO sighting

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Mar 3, 2017

The new sci-fi film Phoenix Forgotten aims to tell a fictional story around the real-life UFO sighting nicknamed the "Phoenix Lights" that appeared over Arizona back in 1997.

The story follows three people who take off into the desert to investigate the UFO sighting and find some alien horrors. The film is found footage, so your mileage may vary depending on the format -- think The Blair Witch Project with aliens and a touch of "based on a true-ish story" to make it a bit creepier. It looks like a fairly low-to-mid budget horror flick, though Ridley Scott did produce, so that helps.

The true story behind the concept stems from a UFO sighting on March 13, 1997, when hundreds of people saw lights that appeared to be a large spacecraft hovering over Arizona. In a classic Blair Witch-y twist, the film is being billed as the "recently unearthed footage" left behind by the trio that takes off to try to find the craft.

Phoenix Forgotten hits select theaters on April 21. Check out the trailer below.

(via First Showing)