Blumhouse Productions has reportedly expressed an interest in rebooting the “Paranormal Activity” franchise.
Beginning as a no-budget indie film on the festival circuit in 2007, the series served as a welcome antidote of atmosphere and tension as opposed to the torture porn of the then waining “Saw” franchise.
By 2015 and sixth film, the shine had definitely worn off. Even so, the combined films to date were all done for a total of $28 million and have made just shy of $900 million at the worldwide box-office for both Blumhouse and Paramount Pictures.
Speaking with Cinepop this week, producer Jason Blum has revealed that his company is very interested if writer Chris Landon, who penned the middle four films of the series along with “Disturbia” and Blumhouse’s new film “Happy Death Day,” comes to them with a pitch:
“Paranormal Activity is on hiatus, but if Chris over here, who’s done four Paranormal Activity movies – if he has an idea to reboot it, we’re very open to hearing it.”
The series seemingly came to an end with “Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension” two years ago. But as with the soon to be released “Jigsaw,” there’s still life left in these franchises.