Underwater helmer Will Eubank has just been set to direct Paranormal activity 7 with franchise writer Christopher Landon returning to write the screenplay. It was announced last year that Blumhouse is reviving the found footage horror franchise with plans to release the next installment in 2022. At the time, producer Jason Blum also announced that Landon would be coming on board to help develop the project, although no plans to write the script at the time.
“I’m helping my friends and colleagues at Paramount chart a new course for the franchise,” Landon said at the time. “I am NOT writing the script nor directing the new film. I look forward to handing over the reign to a new filmmaker who will no doubt revive this franchise that the amazing Oren Peli created so many years ago.”
Now the message is that Landon has decided to take it Paranormal activity 7 script containing the script described as an “unexpected redesign” of the franchise. Landon previously wrote the second, third and fourth installments of the series before becoming both writer and director of the fifth. He has since branched out of the franchise for the first time Happy Death Day films, more recently directing and co-writing the Blumhouse movie Freaky
William Eubank is known for directing last year’s horror movie Underwater with Kristen Stewart. The critical reception of the film was mixed, but it received high praise from fans of the horror genre. Previously, Eubank also impressed viewers with his other directed feature films. He also directed the sci-fi thriller Laurence Fishburne The signal and the sci-fi drama Love about an astronaut stranded in space.
Made on a budget and first released in 2007, Paranormal activity was written, directed and edited by Oren Peli. Using found footage, the film follows a young couple (Katie Featherston and Micah Sloat) who are chased by a supernatural entity in their home. To find out what’s happening, they set up a hidden camera to document the activity and reveal the presence of ghostly powers. It’s a simple premise that works incredibly well, resulting in a blockbuster hit and the start of an all-new franchise.
The last part of the series, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, was released in 2015. This time Landon was not involved, as the sequel was directed by Gregory Plotkin and written by the team of Jason Harry Pagan, Andrew Deutschman, Adam Robitel and Gavin Heffernan. Unfortunately, the sequel was widely panned with the lowest ticket sales of the entire series, putting an apparent end to the franchise at the time. Perhaps getting Landon back on board with Eubank at the wheel, pulling the nose back up and the Paranormal activity series in its former glory.
Series creator Oren Peli will be back to co-produce the new film with Blumhouse’s Jason Blum. Steven Schneider will executive produce at Landon. Paranormal activity 7 is scheduled to hit theaters on March 4, 2022. This news comes from The Hollywood Reporter.
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