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I know what you’re thinking: we just saw the trailer for Paramount’s Paranormal Activity 2, and it had nothing to do with Tokyo. But there’s an interesting strategy going on overseas with the Paranormal Activity series: Paramount has authorized the Japanese production of a ‘parallel sequel’ called Paranormal Activity 2: Tokyo Night. Check out the first-look trailer after the break.

Twitch brought this to my attention, and notes that this isn’t a remake of the first film, or a Japanese version of the sequel that will be released here later this month. It is ” a totally independent story rooted in the Paranormal Activity world.” Which is a pretty unique approach, if nothing else. I’m hard pressed to come up with a similar strategy taken with any other series.

There’s even a US connection, as this film, written and directed by Toshikazu Nagae, follows “a Japanese student who brings the ghost home with him from a trip in San Diego, thereby unleashing it in Tokyo.” Given the fact that most Tokyo homes are a lot more constrained, space-wise, than their American counterparts, I wonder if the film will explore the haunting in a way that it noticably different.

Paranormal Activity 2: Tokyo Night opens in Japan in December. No word yet on whether a US release might be forthcoming.

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