Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
The Making Of The West Wing
Subscribe To Empire Today
Save money and get 12 issues for only £25
London Film Festival 2014
Our round-up of the galas, films and interviews
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
First Look At Dad's Amy
Don't Panic! Walmington-On-Sea's finest is here
New Trailer For Michelle Williams' Suite Française
Love in a controlled climate
Ben Wheatley Taps Luke Evans For Free Fire
'It’s a modern ‘70s movie. Muscular, tough and spare'
Warners Finding Female Director For Wonder Woman
Movie studio seeks F. Must have GSOH (Good Sense Of Helming)
Seth Rogen And More Head For Zeroville
James Franco's latest novel adaptation
Todd Solondz Returning To The Dollhouse
Wiener-Dog will revisit old friends
Podcast #134: Steve Carell, David Ayer
Shipping out
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
11 September 2014
Trailer For The Town That Dreaded Sundown
Blumhouse reopens old case
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Chernobyl Diaries (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Paranormal Activity (2009)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Jason Blum Updates On Area 51
Where is Oren Peli's Alien Activity?

06 June 2011  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Shock Till You Drop

submit to reddit

Jason Blum Updates On Area 51

Back in October 2009, just before the release of the first Paranormal Activity, it was revealed that Oren Peli's next found-footage directorial adventure would be the Roswell-themed Area 51. By the end of November the same year there were reports that production had wrapped. So where is it? 

It turns out that rumours of the films completion were premature. "There's still no release date," regular Peli producer Jason Blum told Shock, "but I anticipate the movie will be mostly done in three or four months. Like Paranormal Activity, we went back like fifty times for additional photography. The great thing about doing extra shooting for inexpensive movies is that the cost is low, so we screen and shoot and screen and shoot."

There were also distractions in the form of a certain high-profile sequel. "Oren and I were pulled away from Area 51 a lot for the second Paranormal," Blum explains. "Once that came out we ramped up on Area 51 again." Asked if he's expecting a 2012 release though, Blum is more optimistic: "Not for sure; it could be sooner..."

Last we heard, Area 51 involved three brothers taking the motorway to Roswell to try out their new video camera and investigate the disappearance of an alleged alien abductee. Given the extensive shooting that's taken place since that was revealed though, there may now be much more to it than that...


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Shocking Harry Potter Clip Online
Deathly Hallows gets Deathlier!
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Empire Podcast: David Ayer Talks Fury
Plus Steve Carell talks Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Avengers: Age Of Ultron Trailer Reaction
We dive under the hood of Whedon's sequel teaser

10 Of The Most Impressive In-Universe Movie Tie-In Websites
From Blair Witch to Days Of Future Past, expand your cinematic horizons online

The 12 Apps Every Film Fan Needs On Their Smartphone
The handheld essentials to enhance your movie life

Empire Meets Jason Bateman And Tina Fey
The stars of This Is Where I Leave You hang out

The Scariest Film Of The Year? Jennifer Kent On The Babadook
The director talks us through her terrifying new film

10 Horror Spin-Offs We Want To See
After Annabelle, what other supporting characters deserve their own film?

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)