Paramount Pictures to Head to AREA 51 with PARANORMAL ACTIVITY Director Oren Peli

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According to BFDMemo, Paramount Pictures has picked up the distribution to director Oren Peli’s Area 51, the highly anticipated follow-up to this year’s box office smash, Paranormal Activity.  As previously reported on numerous occasions, Paranormal Activity is the most profitable film of all time, pulling in more than $106 million at the box office on only a budget of $11,000.

BFD notes “Peli had a much larger budget to work with on this extraterrestrial tale than he did for his ghost story, as sources said he brought the film in at a shade under $5 million.”  The story continues that Area 51 will employ the same “found-footage” device of Paranormal Activity as it follows three teens whose curiosity brings them to the infamous secret military base of sci-fi lore.  While no release date has been set, the film almost certainly debut sometime in 2010.  Peli’s next film after Area 51 will be another installment of Paranormal Activity which Paramount will also distribute.




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  • tim

    I was a big X-Files fan and enjoyed Chris Carter’s take on alien mythology. However, now we have a fresh take on the mythology of aliens and i couldn’t be more excited to see this film. In Oren i trust!

    ps: Oh, and I have a question for you guys to help me with: How long do you think ABC is going to continue to “Bait” us into watching the “V” series until they finally show us a skinned alien?

  • tim

    I was a big X-Files fan and enjoyed Chris Carter’s take on alien mythology. However, now we have a fresh take on the mythology of aliens and i couldn’t be more excited to see this film. In Oren i trust!

    ps: Oh, and I have a question for you guys to help me with: How long do you think ABC is going to continue to “Bait” us into watching the “V” series until they finally show us a skinned alien?

  • tim

    I was a big X-Files fan and enjoyed Chris Carter’s take on alien mythology. However, now we have a fresh take on the mythology of aliens and i couldn’t be more excited to see this film. In Oren i trust!

    ps: Oh, and I have a question for you guys to help me with: How long do you think ABC is going to continue to “Bait” us into watching the “V” series until they finally show us a skinned alien?

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