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Oren Peli's 'Paranormal Activity' Followup 'Area 51' Is Still Undergoing Rewrites & Extra Shooting

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 7, 2011 2:14 AM
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Filmmaker Oren Peli did something very simple to become the next hot thing in horror in Hollywood: a made a movie for cheap that made millions of dollars. "Paranormal Activity" was an unbelievable box office sensation, building up through a clever marketing campaign, the film netted nearly $200 million worldwide on a microscopic budget. Since then Peli has thrown his weight around as a producer, working behind the scenes on "Paranormal Activity 2" and "Insidious," which both performed extraordinarily well. However, his sophomore feature effort "Area 51" -- which wrapped principal photography over a year ago -- is still undergoing rewrites and additional shooting.

Oren Peli To Direct Highly Sought After Edgar Allen Poe Project 'Eliza Graves'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 8, 2010 10:35 AM
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  • 2 Comments
At one time linked to Jodie Foster to direct, with Ian McKellan and Natalie Portman in the starring roles, "Eliza Graves" has been a long gestating project in Hollywood that has attracted some top shelf talent but it looks like it's finally moving forward with hot director of the moment.

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