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Things are progressing incredibly quickly on the recently announced fourth installment of the 'Paranormal Activity' franchise. I suppose this is to be expected given the fact that the film is set to open in October of this year. In any event, the film has found its director, or actually directors, in Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. The pair returns to the series after having helmed 'Paranormal Activity 3' just last year. According to the source, it looks as if the new film will bring back the characters, that is the supernaturally tormented family, from the previous films. Before taking on 'PA 3,' Joost and Schulman co-directed the indie hit 'Catfish' that was subsequently purchased by Universal. Their last forray into this horror franchise netted the studio a whopping $200 million and had the best opening weekend of any horror film. No word yet as to when shooting will begin, but my guess is...immediately.
Given the boatload of money their first run at the series yielded and their proven ability to make films quickly, it's not exactly an Earth-shattering surprise that Joost and Schulman have been asked to come back. I feel like 'Paranormal Activity 3' may have been the most divisive among even fans of this franchise. I fall into the camp of those who did not care for the film, or more specifically its third act, but I know there are those who consider it the best of the series. But even I have to admit that my problems with the film have nothing to do with the direction, but rather the script. I think Joost and Schulman took on a particularly difficult feat when they signed on in that their 'PA' film required them to direct children, something any director will tell you is no cake walk, and they pulled it off with great aplomb. I will therefore reserve judgment until a writer is selected.
What do you guys think? Do you like that the 'Paranormal Activity 3' directors are returning for Part 4?
'Paranormal Activity 4' hits theaters October 19
Source: Bloody Disgusting