Akiva Goldsman Joins PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2, But Will Not Direct

     March 16, 2010

akiva_goldsman__1_.jpgWhile the minds behind The First Avenger: Captain America are consistently frustrating fans with their ever-growing grocery list of potential on-camera talent, the sequel to one of the biggest horror movies of all time is having a similar problem behind the camera.

Last month, Collider reported that Brian De Palma (Scarface, Carrie) was one of many directors being considered to direct Paranormal Activity 2.  That rumor seems to have lost its steam with Shock’s report claiming that screenwriter Akiva Goldsman, whose works include A Beautiful Mind (for which he won an Oscar) and Batman & Robin, will be announced as the sequel’s director.

However, it has just been reported that the rumor is not true. Hit the jump to find out the current state of the production team behind the sequel and to find out when we should expect an official director announcement.

According to Deadline, Goldsman has signed on as executive producer, but will not actually be directing.  He joins Oren Peli (writer and director of Paranormal Activity), Jason Blum, and Steven Schneider in the difficult process of trying to come up with a decent storyline that will successfully compliment the creativity of the original.

We should expect official news of who will actually direct as the film gets closer to the start of production in May.  If we’re lucky, maybe they’ll have so much trouble finding a director, that they won’t be able to make the sequel and Hollywood will finally leave a creative and original horror flick alone for once (See: Blair Witch 2 and/or any of the 120 sequels to Saw).

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