Following on from the latest franchise success of “Paranormal Activity 3” in 2011, a statement was issued by Paramount Pictures on January 2 that it will be unleashing Paranormal Activity 4 on us in 2012, along with a host of other potential blockbusters.
The announcement said that their slated highlights for 2012 included ‘World War Z’ a zombie thriller directed by Marc Foster and starring brad Pitt, the next instalment in the franchise G.I Joe: Retaliation, again starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson alongside Channing Tatum; The Dictator, starring Sacha Baron Cohen and directed by his partner from Borat, Larry Charles, and the latest chapter in the franchise phenomenon known as Paranormal Activity. There is, as yet, no release date for the latter.
There are, in fact, no details at all about the latest Paranormal Activity being disclosed at present, and Paramount haven’t yet confirmed if Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost will return to the helm, and no word is forthcoming on the actors or the screenwriter either.
Paranormal Activity 3 was released on October 21 of last year. The horror movie grossed $54m on its opening weekend, making it the best ever opening for a horror flick. Despite only costing a paltry $5m to produce, it has since gone on to gross a mighty $202m worldwide, and it is little wonder Paramount want to keep the franchise going.