No New ‘Paranormal Activity’ Until 2014

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Yup, you heard that correctly. There will be no activity until next year.

However, if you’re a fan, don’t fret…next year you’ll get two (2!) activities, one foreign and one domestic. This first “new” Paranormal Activity film to drop, on January 3, 2014, will be the Latino spinoff that was hinted at in the ending credits teaser of PA4 and has now been given the official title Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones. Then there are plans to release the next domestic installment, Paranormal Activity 5 (no subtitle), during the usual Halloween season time frame on October 24, 2014.

Paranormal ActivityThis means no PA for Halloween 2013. Boo!!! (Meant to be the sad kind of expression, not the scary one.) This Renegade Reporter is a fan of the series, even though the latest installment was a bit weak. My thoughts are that there’s enough mythology built within the films to build to a satisfactory conclusion. But we all know these things are cash cows (ROI is strong with this series) so there are completely justifiable fears that Paramount may continue to milk the proverbial ungulate until it comes home in the form of lousy box office returns.

However, we also know that the films take about a month to shoot. So, it the The Marked Ones a sort of January litmus test to determine just how much interest has waned after the lackluster reception of PA4? Could be. If it bombs, maybe they go for broke and unleash the coven in all its fury for the domestic wrap-up. But if the Latino spin off performs well enough in early 2014, we may be doomed to Activity sequelitis for years to come.

And (some would preface this would “sadly enough”) I would pay for every one. You know what else I’d pay for? A proper Blair Witch sequel. Eduardo Sánchez rocked V/H/S 2‘s Safe Haven.

Source: Ain’t It Cool News

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Rick Tym
is an industrial equipment marketing professional by day who catches up on television and movies at night (well, mostly weekends). He has a love for all things horror and geek culture related, and also appreciates that comedy is the hardest genre of all in which to succeed.
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