Paramount Confirms More 'Paranormal Activity' is Coming This Year
by Ethan Anderton
January 2, 2012
After three films, a franchise usually starts to lose its flare, but that seems to be even more true in the horror genre. However, after three installments, I have to say that I've been pleasantly surprised by the terror and surprises from Paranormal Activity. The reverse engineered story from the initial low budget horror film from 2009 has unfolded with great success including the most recent sequel pulling in just over $200 million worldwide with only a $5 million budget. That kind of box office boom pretty much guaranteed a new sequel, and Paramount has confirmed that fact in a press release on the studio's 2012 releases.
Mostly the studio just hypes their forthcoming releases like World War Z, The Dictator and G.I. Joe: Retaliation, but there's also a blurb (via Collider) that confirms a fourth Paranormal Activity film that will arrive before the end of the year: "In 2012, Paramount’s release slate highlights include World War Z, a zombie thriller starring Brad Pitt and directed by Marc Forster, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, the next installment in the global franchise starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Channing Tatum, a new chapter in the Paranormal Activity franchise, and The Dictator, starring Sacha Baron Cohen and directed by Larry Charles, the team behind Borat. While there's no word on who will write or direct the series, it will likely hit theaters again in October, so get ready to be spooked again.
Reader Feedback - 7 Comments
how long are people going to keep buying into this crap?
Anonymous on Jan 2, 2012
Fun stuff. I'm down 🙂
Maudeegt on Jan 2, 2012
I love some paranormal activity around Halloween and seeing it in a packed theater is what makes it so much fun. I'm glad they're going to keep it going.
peloquin on Jan 3, 2012
Oh gosh, PE2 was mind numbingly boring, the epitome of banal, predictable and totally un-scary, an utterly awful piece of cinema. I can't subject myself to any more of this franchise.
Lagoya on Jan 3, 2012
I'm down. 3 was the best one.
Anonymous on Jan 3, 2012
YESSSSSS.LOW BUDGET HORROR. The next one has should go SUPER 8 1970's and should be a prequel and a sequel. Showing the past and moving forward at the same time.
loveparanormalactivity on Jan 3, 2012
They've got a long way to go before they reach Saw numbers of sequels.
Max Renn on Jan 4, 2012
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