A revival of the popular Paranormal Activity film franchise is in the can and is headed for the small screen by year’s end.
This new film–from Paramount Pictures and Blumhouse Productions–recently wrapped shooting, as reported by comicbook.com, and will debut on Paramount+ by the end of the year. No exact premiere date has yet been announced.
Producer Jason Blum, during a recent interview, acknowledged the film is finished. “The movie’s done,” he said. “Yeah, we did it.”
What exactly they “did” remains a bit of a mystery, though. It has been called a reboot and a sequel. So, what is it, Jason?
“Paramount wanted to continue it, but I thought if they were going to continue it, there was no way to continue the road we’d been down,” Blum said. “So I encouraged all the creative people involved to think of something new.”
Blum explained that “a lot of the people who are going to see the new film were three years old when the first Paranormal Activity came out, so they don’t even know those older movies. If you were going to re-do it, you better really re-do it. Not try to expand on what we did all these years ago.”
The basic storyline of the franchise, so far, has shown a family menaced by some sort of otherworldly entity, with the film featuring the found-footage style of shooting.
The reboot (or whatever it is)–directed by William Eubank from a screenplay by Christopher Landon–stars Emily Bader, Roland Buck III, Henry Ayres-Brown and Dan Lippert.
The original 2007 Paranormal Activity–from writer/director Oren Peli–was shot on a meager budget of $15,000 and earned a staggering $193 million at the worldwide box office.
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