UPDATE: Deadline says that Goldsman is onboard as executive producer, not director. The site says he’s helping shape the story in advance of the May shoot date. Original article follows.

The creation of Paranormal Activity 2 has been a fairly odd process. Paramount had hired Saw VI director Kevin Geutert to helm the film on a fairly short schedule, then Lionsgate exercised a clause in his contract to call him back to make the latest (and perhaps last) film in the Saw series. Paramount has been looking for a new director and now there’s word that they may have settled on a surprising name: A Beautiful Mind and I Am Legend screenwriter Akiva Goldsman. Read More »