Kip Williams is Directing Paranormal Activity 2 for Paramount
Wait, who? It turns out that the director of the Paranormal Activity sequel will not be any of the people originally mentioned by the LA Times a few weeks ago. As announced on the official website today by Oren Peli, director of the original Paranormal, is that Kip Williams, better known as Tod Williams, will direct the sequel. "We are thrilled to have Kip working with us," Peli states. "He is the guy we want at the helm, because he knows exactly what we want to deliver to the fans… and I can't wait to be a part of what he's putting together." Let's hope he does a good job with this still unnecessary sequel, as I don't want it to suck.
Williams previously directed The Adventures of Sebastian Cole and The Door in the Floor and is attached to a drama called Jar City, but it looks like Paranormal is now top priority, that is if Paramount is still trying to get it shot and ready by October 22nd this year, as originally planned. Peli also says, "I don't want to spoil the story but I promise it'll surprise you." To be honest, although I know nothing about Williams, I'm glad they didn't choose any of the more mainstream directors, as this needs someone with that indie low-budget sensibility to deliver a proper sequel. We'll keep you updated as this continue to move forward. Thoughts?
Reader Feedback - 17 Comments
Maybe this time they can make it scary (and not funny).
germs on Mar 26, 2010
your face is funny
hello on Mar 26, 2010
Fuck this crap.....but I guess making a "movie" for $11,000 and flipping that into almost $200,000,000(worldwide) is why they will make a series of utter bullshit....a sad point in horror history
David Banner on Mar 27, 2010
watched paranormal activity on blu-ray in the dark the other day,i actually thought it was good,it had fuck all budget & took shit loads of cash. please don't make a sequel. do you remember what happened with the blair witch project the first film had no budget they made a sequel with a bigger budget & it turned out shit.
DEADPOOL 72 on Mar 27, 2010
Peli needs to distance himself from this project or it's gonna taint his Hollywood reputation for years. I can't see how anyone could think this is a good idea.
peloquin on Mar 27, 2010
Dont they realize no one wants to see it? This and 3D prove Hollywood is out of touch.
Al on Mar 27, 2010
well put #6......well put
Conrad on Mar 27, 2010
Been there, done that, no need to see a sequel because it can't be repeated. Didn't they learn anything from Blair Witch 2?
Hattori Hanzo on Mar 27, 2010
actually the second blair witch was far more superior than the turd of a first movie. but PA was stupid, lets see I'm a demon who feeds on fear Ive haunted the one chick for most of her life, what a great source of calcium! but anyway i just decide one day to up and kill my human buffet so i can search out someone else. STUPID
Jimmy Love on Mar 27, 2010
The movie wasnt that scary although the reality video concept thing gave it soem realism which perhaps made it more scary to people. Sometimes whats scary is what you cant see. Just whats heard or a silent shadow in the background etc. A Hollywood polished sequel wont get it and chances are it will be CGI crap. You can never repeat what wa first Hollywood.
JimD on Mar 28, 2010
Where are the genuinely actually scary movies? I honestly dont think Ive seen an actual scary movie in the last decade. I dont mean gory I mean scared where your locking your door and looking over your shoulder....WHERE DID THAT GO HOLLYWOOD HUH HUH?!?!? STOP PUMPING OUT BULLSHIT AND GIVE US TRUE CINEMA YOU MONEY-GRUBBING PHONY'S AAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! DAMN YOU 3d DAMN YOU!!!!!! I digress
Cody w on Mar 28, 2010
I really, really am scared to watch paranormal activity. In fact, i couldnt watch a TV for a few weeks after watching the ring. So as a kind of test to see how good this film is, if the comments on this page go to 22, i'll go rent it and watch all of it.
Dan on Mar 28, 2010
Paranormal Activity is scary. Period. The silence and darkness of the film's best sequences is exactly the same that you get to find yourself into once you go to bed. Thus, after watching it, your brain will automatically compare what happened in the movie with where you are and turn every little noise in your room as an undeniable hint that terror might be coming your way. The problem with a sequel is that it's too obvious they're doing it for money. And in those instances, audiences get cold, reluctant, and extremely hard to please with anything.
Louis on Mar 29, 2010
I dont know, i just dont know
Zombie on Mar 29, 2010
This movie blew chunks... its was the stupidest thing I have ever seen. It belongs in hell, it was never scary and it made me want to puke. DUMB. Go to hell, Paranormal Craptivity.
Fairways Hate Me on Mar 29, 2010
One of the best of last year. I saw grown men scared in this movie
roke on Mar 30, 2010
I thought Paranormal Activity was a genuinely "old school" scary movie. It wasn't laden with CGI the way modern movies are. It ran in a relatively short time frame. And it used very simple rudimentary special effects that enhanced the ambiance of the situation in the story. It used them to its advantage by instilling an eerily spooky sensation in the very psyche of the viewer as the events unfolded; as if we were actually watching a real home movie. I'm not ashamed to admit that Paranormal Activity actually scared me .... and I'm one of those grown men roke spoke of 🙂
Junkion on May 18, 2010
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