Holy cow, have things just gotten really interesting … really fast! Around a week ago we reported that Saw VI director Kevin Greutert was hired to direct Paranormal Activity 2. It was a really unexpected move for sure given the box office rivalry between the two films, but nowhere near as unexpected as tonight’s developments!
In a stunning move, Deadline Hollywood reports that “Saw franchise partners Twisted Pictures and Lionsgate have just exercised an option and installed Saw VI director Kevin Greutert as director of Saw 3D, the seventh volume of the fright series. That blocks Paramount, which had hired Greutert to direct Paranormal Activity 2. Both films are set for release on October 22nd, and the move came after Paramount set that date. Meanwhile Twisted Pictures, which held an option on the director from back when he helmed Saw VI, bumped previously announced Saw 3D director David Hackl, who directed Saw V and who will be assigned another film quickly, sources [say]. Both directors have been involved in the Saw films from the beginning.”
Where does that leave Paramount and Paranormal Activity 2? It’s anyone’s guess, but could there be yet another shocker of an announcement in the pipeline? We shall soon see! Tell us what you think below!
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