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Paranormal Activity Director Oren Peli Is Finished Directing



First-time director Oren Peli hit it big with his found footage flick Paranormal Activity. Since then he has produced a number of feature films and directed another found footage film, Area 51 (review)

But will the man ever return to directing?

Not likely.

Peli recently sat down with director Mick Garris (Sleepwalkers) on Garris’ podcast Post Mortem and told the world he was done with directing features.

“I kind of wanted to just kind of cash out and be done [after Paranormal Activity],” Peli said. “I got sucked into [producing] the Paranormal Activity sequels; then I had lunch with Steven Spielberg, and he said, ‘Let’s do a TV show together.’ And we did ‘The River.'”

“I kind of kept having different opportunities to get me sucked back in,” Peli continued, “and then I thought, ‘Yeah, I could find something to direct.’ I got sent a lot of scripts. There was one I really loved called Eliza Graves. It ended up being a whole big legal mess, and the project fell through.”

Garris then asked Peli if he thought he could ever be sucked in again. To which Peli replied: “At this point, I would have to be incredibly bored.”

Well, there you have it. Paranormal Activity director Oren Peli is for the foreseeable future finished directing movies. Is this good or bad news in your eyes?

Let us know below!

Soon after moving into a suburban tract home, Katie (Katie Featherston) and Micah (Micah Sloat) become increasingly disturbed by what appears to be a supernatural presence. Hoping to capture evidence of it on film, they set up video cameras in the house but are not prepared for the terrifying events that follow.



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