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
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Kevin Feige:
My Movie Life

The Marvel supremo's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Keanu Reeves Has Time To Kill In The John Wick Trailer
Don't set him off
More Obi-Wan Kenobi Spin-Off Rumours Surface
Could the Jedi Master score his own film at last?
Dane DeHaan Heads For Ziggy
Rooney Mara also starring in a new drama
The Imitation Game Wins At The The Toronto International Film Festival
What We Do In The Shadows also scores
First Trailer For Chris Evans Rom-Com Playing It Cool
Wait, Chris Evans has romantic problems? Seems unlikely
No Good Deed Is Good Indeed At US Box Office
Dolphin Tale sequel drifts to second
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
Paranormal Activity (2009)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Paranormal Activity 5 Is Underway
Director revealed; writers at work

27 September 2013  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

As previously reported, the next instalment in the ongoing Paranoramal Activity series is this year conspicuous by its absence. Since 2009 we've checked in with Katie and Hunter every October, but post-part 4 there seemed to be an indefinite gap in that regular schedule, with only a spin-off - The Marked Ones, previously known as The Oxnard Tapes - acting as Paranormal methodone in January. Just announced, however, is the news that Paranormal Activity 5 is now underway.

As widely predicted, the director will be Gregory Plotkin, editor of the previous three Paranormals, and also co-producer of the previous two (as well as The Marked Ones). His career as an editor is long established, with credits on dozens of films including The Break Up, The Recruit, Hart's War, Pleasantville and Michael Mann's The Insider. This is his first break calling the shots, and appears to be a gig he's had an eye on for some time. He replaces Catfish directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, who were behind both Paranormals 3 and 4. Jason Blum and Oren Peli are, of course, producing.

The writers this time are Jason Pagan (who wrote the in-production Almanac, produced by Michael Bay) and newcomer Andrew Deutschman. As per usual, there are no details about where they'll be taking the story, but given the two-year cliffhanger (if we're assuming a release in October 2014), one would hope they'll be picking right where part 4 left off. But since the series ran backwards for a while (parts 2 and 3 were prequels) there's no guarantee of that at all.

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, meanwhile - a "cousin" to the main series, featuring the same demon and somehow geared to the Latino market - is out on January 3.


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

First Look At Meryl Streep's Wicked Witch
A new still from Into The Woods
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

RE:
You're right, but I wish people would formulate their own opinions instead of just saying "I agree with Mark Kermode". More

Posted by Osric at 11:01 on 27 September 2013 | Report This Post

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
Classic Feature: Gods Among Us - Paul Newman
A cat so cool he makes Steve McQueen look geeky.

The Future Of Film: There’ll Be An Oscar For Performance Capture
And the Academy Award goes to...

The Boxtrolls Interviews: The Cast And Crew On Laika's Latest
Sir Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning and more talk stop-motion

How We Made The Boxtrolls
Directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable talk us through the challenges of bringing Laika’s latest to life

The Future Of Film: The War On Piracy Will End
Where Hollywood goes from here

Pride: Matthew Warchus & Stephen Beresford Interview
We talk to the director and writer of this year's Brit film breakout

Movie Poster Mashups: The Guardians Of The Galaxy Edition
You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be appalled at the punning...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
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  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)