Michael Bay steals the Back to the Future Part 2 plot for found footage flick Almanac!

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Or maybe it’s an “homage”…. By homage I mean outright theft and this is ridiculous! But probably not sue-worthy, it’s just inviting everyone ever who watches it to talk about how it stole the plot and not judge the movie on it’s own merits. Basically he’s sacrificed any potential future for the film for the sake of publicity. Almanac doesn’t rest on an established franchise, so perhaps they are nervous that they can recoup their investment. Though it is a found footage flick and they don’t cost much to make, so perhaps not. In any event, I don’t like it, but I’m talking about it, which makes me part of the problem! Damn me!

Michael Bay is only producing Almanac, the director is Dean Israelite, who is totally not making his directorial debut because he’s the cousin of Battle: LA and TMNT director Jonathan Liebesman. It’s totally on merit. Now where is my giant winking sign…

Andrew Stark and Jason Pagan wrote the script, and let’s just see how many things inadvertently show up in Almanac that are also in Back to the Future 2 when it comes out in 2013…

The lead character, David, is a smart kid in high school but he’s finding dating hard. He’s drawn to Jessie, the typical popular girl, and decides that he’ll try to attract her by winning the science fair, and the college scholarship that will net him. Bless.

David’s late father was a scientist and so he looks through his Dad’s stuff for ideas – and he finds two things of note. One gives him the ability to time travel… and the other is a sports almanac. Anybody who has seen Back to the Future 2 can guess where this is headed.

Two more of David’s friends travel back through time with him to abuse the almanac. Timelines get messed with, we learn more about David’s Dad’s research and there’s apparently a couple of pretty big twists… one of which I was able to guess, in fact.

BleedingCool has more if you must hurt yourself that way…

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Tars Tarkas

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