See, I enjoyed Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (above), but many didn’t. I felt that while the series hit a high with Paranormal Activity 3, and then hit a low with Paranormal Activity 4, The Marked Ones injected something new and fresh to the series, and proved there was still life in the franchise.
While nothing is actually known about Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, I am hoping that things can continue to be exciting after the spin-off film proved a fresh approach can work. There have been suggestions that the new film could be a direct sequel (or prequel) to Paranormal Activity 4, however the subtitle (The Ghost Dimension) indicates another spin-off.
Either way, fans are wanting answers, and I found that The Marked Ones and also Paranormal Activity 4 left many questions unanswered, and if anything, confused matters even more.
Collider recently spoke with producer Jason Blum, who promises the latest installment will answer a few questions, which should be welcome news for fans.
“You can expect a lot of questions answered. Everyone always sees these movies and is like, ‘Ah, I don’t wanna be teased anymore,’ so we stop teasing, so we give you all the – not all, but a lot more answers are given in this movie than any other Paranormal movie we’ve ever done” said Blum.
Gregory Plotkin makes his directorial debut with Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, and Jason Pagan and Andrew Stark have written the screenplay.
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension will be release in 3D on 30th October in UK cinemas.
Blum also spoke about the upcoming sequel The Purge 3, which is yet to find a director.
I was disappointed with the first The Purge, but I found the sequel, with its almost Running Man like vibe, to be a huge improvement, and I really enjoyed it. Casting Frank Grillo was a smart move too.
Now it sounds like things will be changed up yet again in the as yet untitled third film, as Blum reveals:
“We never retread. It’s gonna be awesome! You just wait. And it’s gonna be new. It’s gonna be different.”
It’s not exactly much to go on, but its good to know things will continue to improve.
Here’s what we know so far:
The third Purge film, which is still without a director, has been confirmed for a US release date of July 1st 2016. The UK will follow shortly after.
After the sequel The Purge: Anarchy surpassed the original film’s $91 million worldwide gross on its way to $110 million, Universal, Blumhouse and Platinum Dunes have begun development on a third installment of the fright film.
Both Purge films were made on a combined budget of just $12 million, yet have grossed over $200 million in worldwide box office sales. No surprise then that a third film is being made, with the King of low budget horror Jason Blum returning to produce.
“I never imagined that The Purge would become the phenomenon it has become,” DeMonaco told Deadline last year, “and I am thrilled to continue my collaboration with Blumhouse, Sebastien Lemercier, Platinum Dunes and the great team at Universal in building The Purge into a worldwide franchise.” DeMonaco returns to write the film.
In September The Purge: Anarchy actor Michael K. Williams said he will “most definitely” be back as Carmelo Jones, who Williams claims was “set up” by the authorities.
Returning as producers will be Sebastian Lemercier, Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum, and Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form. The franchise is part of the wide ranging deal between fright factory Blumhouse and Universal, which has extended a decade.