‘Project X’ Teaser Trailer: ‘The Hangover’ Meets ‘Cloverfield’

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project x Project X Teaser Trailer: The Hangover Meets Cloverfield

What happens when Hangover franchise helmer Todd Phillips, blockbuster powerhouse producer Joel Silver, and a (pretty much) entirely unknown cast of young actors/actresses join forces to create an “ultra-secret” Hard R-Rated comedy? You get a film simply titled, Project X.

An official teaser trailer has been unveiled for Project X, which was produced by Phillips, directed by first-timer Nima Nourizadeh, and co-scripted by Matt Drake (whose sole writing credit is on an episode of Spin City) – along with Scott Pilgrim vs. the World co-scriber Michael Bacall. So, when all is said and done, what exactly does it look like Phillips and Co. have cooked up for moviegoers this time around?

Judging by this early footage, Project X will basically amount to… rowdy teenagers re-enacting the “crazy night” portion of the first two Hangover movies (a.k.a. the part that occurs off-screen), as shot in the fake documentary style of Cloverfield. That’s in keeping with early plot details released about the film, which revealed it would involve some high schoolers documenting “a house party that suddenly goes awry.”

With that in mind – check out the Project X teaser trailer below:

Project X really does seem to (stylistically) resemble Cloverfield, more than any other well-known “found footage” flick released in recent years. Whereas last year’s teen sex comedy/fake documentary mashup, The Virginity Hit, was structured more as a legitimate amateur documentary that chronicled several events over a period of time, Project X looks to be all about the nonstop debauchery and naughty deeds that goes down on one crazy night. Heck, even the MPAA’s justification of the R-Rating for this film is an all-encompassing list of “inappropriate” behavior!

Considering that Phillips was a creative force working behind-the-scenes on Project X, it goes without saying that the movie will feature lewd gags and raunchy sex humor aplenty. Whether it will also have the “heart” and likable horndog characters that the best teen sex comedies tend to feature (ex. Superbad) seems less likely – especially since it appears this movie is all about the nonstop drug-and-booze-fueled antics (and little more).

On the other hand: Bacall managed to do a decent job weaving in bits of touching character drama amidst all the action-packed comical madness in Scott Pilgrim – so perhaps he’ll have done the same with this new flick.

Look for Project X to hit theaters around the U.S. on March 2nd, 2012.

Source: iTunes Movie Trailers

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  1. My kids may only be 5 now, but they will NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER see this movie… EVER!!! Not if I can help it, at least!


  2. Not much of a competition here for the movie chronicle. Chronicle looks awesome this… meh.

  3. I thought there was gonna be a monster. what a let down

    • meh I thought the same thing

  4. I have heard great things about this film, but this trailer was very disappointing. Hopefully the next trailer is much better, if there will be another one.

  5. So, it’s a scripted Girls Gone Wild style party movie and not a remake of the chimpanzee movie with Matthew Broderick and Helen Hunt? Either way, I’d pass on it.

    • I was thinking the same thing about the Matthew Broderick movie when I saw the headline. The MB movie was great.

  6. Does anybody else think this movie actually costed the studios a lot of money to make this feature. Since this happens almost on all reality shows.
    Let’s see. I put out some flyers at local colleges or schools, mentions all the essentials that assume to be a sick party. People will show up for just the free booze and the rest just happens almost all the time. This film costs about $15,000 to $25,000 and people will watch this movie because people will watch other people have fun and be stupid. It’s awesome to go to the theatre and pay money to watch people enjoy a party instead of actually going to a party. Am i making any sense to anyone? I will pass on this movie, but go to an actual panty and witness this still happening in front of me.

  7. Oh look! Another comedy that screams “Look how crazy I am!”, but I never saw anything that looked funny in the trailer.

  8. The shot of dog in the bouncing castle (1:00) is beautiful! And is actually the only thing I like about this trailer of a movie seemingly without a script but with a crappy title…

  9. It looks like it would only be fun if i were ACTUALLY at the party, otherwise, as of right now, i’ll pass

  10. Holy cow, just watched this – good thing I didn’t write this post because it would have been an ENTIRELY different take on this.


  11. Perhaps there is more to this than just a party gone wrong. Is it just me, or did everyone miss the guy in armour with a flame thrower at 1:17?

    Could be very wrong, but I just seemed to get a different feel off that trailer.