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Boo! 'Paranormal Activity 4' Is Coming In 2012

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by Ryan Sartor
January 3, 2012 11:39 AM
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To the surprise of no one, Paramount Pictures is going ahead with a fourth installment of their absurdly successful “Paranormal Activity” series. “Paranormal Activity 3,” which was directed by “Catfish” helmers Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, broke opening weekend gross records in October, earning $52.6 million in three days this past fall.

There’s no word on who will direct this sequel. The first film’s mastermind, Oren Peli, has produced the two sequels, but so far, no director(s) have stayed on for more than one film. But these are super cheap productions, filmed pretty much over a weekend ("Paranormal Activity 3" literally went in front of cameras about five months before it hit theaters), and the studio will likely keep with this formula, finding someone who will work for cheap and won't ask too many questions. There’s no word on whether or not franchise star Katie Featherston will return for the fourth film, but there’s no reason to think she won’t.

As for Paramount, their press release for “Paranormal Activity 4” highlighted other big films for 2012: Sacha Baron Cohen’s “The Dictator,” "G.I. Joe: Retaliation” and “World War Z.” While they will all likely do good business, none will have the kind of profit margins the jump scare franchise delivers. No release date has been pegged yet, but the weekend before Halloween feels probable. [via Collider]

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  • campos | February 5, 2012 10:25 AMReply

    most people were excited to go and see the first movie paranormal activity1 then since it was really scary and thrilling for most people they went to see the second paranormal acitivity and people started to say it was way better then the first one so now even more people went to see the third paranormal activity and not a lot of people liked it and nothing in the trailers happened in the movie which was really disapointing to see a bunch of baloney that it wasnt even scary except the lat 10 minutes of the movie. it is said that the fourth movie will be about what happened to hnter. or how was the littles girls lives when they were both teenagers and how the demon brainwashed them or erased there memory of how the mom died and dad. or it can take you even mor eback of how it all started and how the grandma did that treaty or deal with the demon.

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