Paranormal Activity 5 is gearing up to shoot in Los Angeles next month so that can be released in time for the 2014 Halloween season. The movie is being directed by Gregory Plotkin from a script written by Jason Pagan and Andrew Stark.
For some reason the last movie, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, got decent reviews. I personally thought it kind of sucked. But in an interview with Comingsoon writer and director Christopher Landon, talks about the fifth installment of the franchise, saying,
"Gregory Plotkin, who is directing, he's been the editor on all of these and if there's anyone who knows these movies, it's him because he has to sit with all of the footage all day long. I think he's going to take it in a cool direction. We obviously have discussions about it because we want the movies to be connected. So, we were talking at the end of [The Marked Ones] because it's going to be tied to what they're doing in the fifth film."
I'm not really expecting anything mind-blowing from the next movie, but I hope it will provide some decent horror entertainment. Thanks to Moviehole we have some of our first details on the film and the characters that will be included,
Ryan, Emily, their 6-year-old daughter Leila, and Mike, Ryan’s younger brother (essentially a less fitter, less funkier version of his brother) essetially.[sic]
Ryan, 26-31, is described as a ‘big kid’, he’s a video-game designer who has relocated his family from New York to Pala Alto for a cushy gig at Rockstar Games.[sic]
Though somewhat of a hippie (she’s into organic food, loves the arts and music, won’t let her daughter eat Gluten, and sports tattoos), Wife Emily is considerably more serious than her young husband – she’s constantly on the go, does Yoga, and though loving, has an air of maturity about her. Her sister died a year before.
Their daughter Leila seems to be a mixture of both – a bit of a fearless, opinionated tomboy.
And it goes without saying, Ryan and Emily’s family quickly realizes something is not OK within their new house.
Also expect Katie Featherston to return as Katie.
There is an end game to the franchise, and I'm curious to see how this all plays out with the bigger picture. It's that curiosity that will keep me watching.