There is a whole crop of new and in some cases changed release dates, as studios including Paramount, Fox and The Weinstein Company have shuffled around dates for the end of this year and going all the way into late 2015. The big changes are significant pushes for Hot Tub Time Machine 2 and Hitman: Agent 47, but there’s a lot more, including date tweaks for Independence Day 2, Paddington, and the Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Chrismas movie. We’ve got a full rundown after the break. Read More »
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After lots of back and forth over what the fifth, official, Paranormal Activity film would be and when we’d see it, Paramount has finally got their demons in a row. Paranormal Activity 5 will be called Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension and will open on March 13, 2105, which is a little early than we’d expected. Read more about the film, as well as the release date shift for Scouts vs. Zombies, below. Read More »
Briefly: Jason Voorhees fans out there are still getting their new film, it’s just going to take a bit longer. Paramount Pictures just altered its release schedule a bit, moving the Friday the 13th reboot from the previously announced March 13, 2015 to November 13, 2015. David Bruckner is rumored to direct the film. (And yes, November 13 2015 is a Friday, which is probably why the film is being released then, rather than a few weeks earlier to land for Halloween.)
Sliding into the previously vacated March spot is the now filming horror film Scouts vs. Zombies from Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones director Christopher Landon. The plot of that film is implicit in the title. [ERC Box Office]
For some, the best parts of the Paranormal Activity franchise are the tension and scares. For others, it’s the mythology and mystery that deepens with every film. The latest entry, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, has all those elements. It marks the first film in the franchise to go strictly handheld and really play with spaces outside of the house. Then it ends on an event so shocking, fans will be discussing it for a long time.
The architect behind it all is Christopher Landon. He wrote the second, third and fourth films before writing and directing The Marked Ones, which tells the spin-off story of a recent high school graduate who is possessed by a demon. In our interview, we talked about the decision to change the aesthetic of the franchise, how the editor plays into an overall consistency, potential comparisons to the film Chronicle, and more.
But most importantly, Landon broke down every story strand potentially changed by the shocking ending and told us whether they would be important, or not, in the upcoming movies. Read the full interview below. Read More »
Lots of news on the Paranormal Activity front over the past few days, just in time to remind fans there won’t be a new movie this year. First up was the news Almanac writers Jason Pagan and Andrew Deutschman will write the fifth installment of the franchise, set for release October 14, 2014. Next up, they got a boss. Greg Plotkin, editor and co-producer of the last three installments as well as the upcoming spin-off, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, will helm Paranormal Activity 5.
Speaking of Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, which will be out January 3, that film’s director Christopher Landon (who wrote Paranormal Activity 2-4) will leave the franchise for a new Paramount horror film simply called Scouts vs. Zombies. Read More »