After it scared up $151 million at the international box office on only a $15,000 budget, "Paranormal Activity" is getting a sequel.
Paramount has hired screenwriter Michael R. Perry and director Kevin Greutert to create the sequel to 2009’s surprise hit, according to THR.
Paramount will release it in theaters on the pre-Halloween weekend of October 22, which sets it against that date’s reigning champion in previous years, the next installment in Lionsgate’s “Saw” series (this year would be “VII”). In an ironic twist, Greutert made his directorial debut on "Saw VI," which grossed just $31 million worldwide.
I truly hope this isn't a sign that they're considering turning this into a franchise and putting out a new "Paranormal Activity" movie every year on Halloween (to replace the dying "Saw" series).
Though no word on the plot, or official title, is available yet, Oren Peli, who directed the original, and Jason Blum, who produced the original, will both return as producers (so at least they're still involved with this).
“These guys get it, and the fans won’t be disappointed,” said Peli of Perry and Greutert’s participation.
What did you think of the first "Paranormal Activity"? What do you want to see in the sequel?
More news to come! Catch ya' later!
Sources: Latino Review, Live for Films, First Showing