Sunday, 13 December 2009

Paranormal Activity 2 Movie - Paranormal Activity Sequel

Paramount must be singing the praises of Oren Peli by now because Oren Peli's low budget Paranormal activity movie was a huge success not only in the USA but also worldwide. The first movie was done with a shoestring budget of $15 000 only, then Paramount bought the rights for $300 000 and spent less than $10 million to promote the film. The theatrical release already brought in more than $100 million. So no wonder that the studios are now considering making a sequel to Paranormal Activity.

The execs at Paramount and its parent company Viacom have already hinted at the movie Paranormal Activity 2:

Paramount 's Brad Grey

"We have the rights on a worldwide basis to do Paranormal 2 and we're looking to see if that makes some sense."
Brad Grey, CEO of Paramount Pictures

"Given that a follow-up release wouldn't have the same element of surprise as Paranormal, it will be key to craft a smart approach to a sequel...Our team will come up with the right creative and marketing approach."
Philippe Dauman, CEO of Viacom

Whoever is hired for the job is going to have a hard job writing a script of Paranormal Activity 2 that respect and the spirit of the first one and still keep an element of surprise. Besides the way the first film ended makes things even harder.

What would you suggest for Paranormal Activity 2? Another random couple or family haunted by some evil spirit?