New has recently surfaced that Paranormal Activity creator Oren Peli is developing a similar themed film, which will not be a spin-off, sequel or reboot, it will in fact be a sort of “cousin” to the Paranormal Activity franchise.
The new film is looking to take on a Latin based theme, using mostly Latino characters, and will use Catholic-based paranormal mythology. Paranormal Activity and Insidious producer Jason Blum will reunite with Peli once more, and the project will also see the pair working again with Christopher Landon (writer of Paranormal Activity 2 and 3).
The expectation is that the project will begin shooting in the next several months, and Landon will be both writing and directing. Paramount, who will be releasing the film, have hinted at a January 2013 release, hoping to reproduce the success of The Devil Inside, which was released January this year. Steven Schneider, who also helped produced Paranormal Activity and Insidious, will serve as producer on this new low budget project.
Nothing else is known yet, but with the names and themes involved, this should be interesting, and with Paranormal Activity 4 due for release in October, horror fans will be desperate for their next fix of ghost action. Much more on this as it develops.
(Source: Hollywood Reporter)
By Matt Wavish