As you know Paramount Pictures is currently prepping up to get Paranormal Activity 2 into production for a October 22nd release date. They still have yet to announce a director for the project, but according to STYD and sources at the studio Akiva Goldsman is the one that is closest to helm the next installment of the horror film sequel.
Last month it was reported that the studio was looking at a few other directors as well that included Greg McLean (Rogue), Brad Anderson (Session 9) and Brian De Palma (Mission Impossible). Goldsman is now on the top of the list.
Goldsman has a great resume of films that he's written in his career which began with the John Grisham adaptation The Client, then went on to write A Time to Kill, Batman Forever, Batman & Robin, Lost in Space, I Am Legend, The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons. As far as directing goes, he's directed two Fringe episodes and an episode of Kings.
If he gets the gig, Paranormal Activity 2 will be his feature film directorial debut. I really don't care who directs the film, I think it's a bad idea for a sequel all together. But, I guess there's always a slim chance it will be a decent sequel.
What do you think?
So Deadline Hollywood says that Goldman won't be directing Paranormal Activity 2, but that he will be a producer on the film. He's helping flesh out the story to the sequel with the producing team of Oren Peli, Jason Blum and Steven Schneider. So the film is still without a director.
MTV also offers a few more details about the story from one of the two main characters in the original film. -SPOLIER- Apparently both actors will be back for a sequel regardless of what happened at the end of the first film. The actor Micah Stoutr said the following,
All I can tell you is I'm very excited for the project, it's really cool, it's gonna be really interesting and it's not gonna suck, which most horror sequels… would. This is gonna be good. Well we have money now, but we're staying true to the heart of the movie, to the spirit of it, to the vision. That's all I can say.
So there ya go everyone, the sequel is not going to suck like we all think it is.