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Oren Peli Explores Area 51
More paranormal activity for director

06 October 2009  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Variety

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With his zero budget Paranormal Activity building serious word-of-mouth momentum, Oren Peli's next project has been announced. Area 51 will keep the Blair Witchy found-footage vibe of its predecessor, but revel in the relatively (for Peli) lavish budget of $5m. Paranormal Activity only cost eleven grand.

Peli is keeping tight-lipped about the specifics, other than that the new film involves three teens (presumably with a camera) stumbling onto the army crates and photographs-in-files at Roswell: the site that's supposed to house an alien spaceship that crashed there in the 1950s.

Area 51 was kind of done to death on The X-Files, but given the buzz surrounding Peli, who has again raised the finance himself and will be working with the same production team as before, this will clearly be one to keep an eye on. Production starts next week. 

Paranormal Activity opens in the UK on November 27th. Steel yourselves.

 


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Posted by leroythemasochist at 20:17 on 06 October 2009 | Report This Post

Yo! Empire!
With all your BFI mates, and the cinema chains you're probably buddies with - is there no way of organising some Halloween screenings of Paranormal Activity and/or s like a real trick is being missed here - and, more importantly, I'm itching for a good, scary film. More

Posted by sowasred2012 at 15:26 on 06 October 2009 | Report This Post

Ugh. More bland teens alert!
You just know that the three leads will have zero charisma, like the ones in No Really, It's the Final Destination For Real This Time But With Spanky New 3D or a dozen other recent horror outings. More

Posted by hughjass at 12:52 on 06 October 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Cannot wait!
The Fourth Kind is getting a UK cinema release, I saw a trailer for it last week before Surrogates, forget what the date was though, but it must be fairly soon. That trailer for Paranormal Activity looked interesting, I'm always a bit skeptical when they show audience reactions though. More

Posted by bburdett at 10:09 on 06 October 2009 | Report This Post

Go Up Here and Turn Left...
Should be a good film as long as he doesn't get lost in District 9 on his way to Area 51. Got lost there once myself, fucking nightmare. More

Posted by BenTramer at 09:53 on 06 October 2009 | Report This Post

Cannot wait!
I've been following this film for a while and gave up expecting it to sneak out on a DVD but really looking forward to seeing it at cinema. I know people will think its another Blair Witch rip off but when you read the story following it, it sounds like people have been genuinely terrified. I'm also hoping 'Fourth Kind' gets a UK release but not heard anything. More

Posted by StevieE at 08:42 on 06 October 2009 | Report This Post


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