Paranormal Activity 5 Gets its Director

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Paranormal Activity 5 Gets its DirectorHot on the heels of yesterday’s announcement that Paranormal Activity 5 had found its writers in Jason Pagan and Andrew Stark (Almanac), we now know who will be taking the directorial reins. Read on for details.

According to Deadline, after serving as the editor and co-producer of the last three Paranormal Activity films and the spinoff The Marked Ones that is being released in January, Gregory Plotkin is going to make his directorial debut on Paranormal Activity 5. He has a long list of credits as an editor or assistant editor on films that include Pleasantville, The Insider, and The Break-Up. He has become more and more involved in the Paranormal Activity found-footage franchises, and now he gets his shot behind the camera.

The Latino-themed spin-off, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones directed by Christopher Landon, will hit theatres on January 3, 2014, and then we’ll see the franchise sequel, Paranormal Activity 5, on October 24, 2014.

Related Story: Official Paranormal Activity News Archive

Follow Paranormal Activity on Twitter (@TweetYourScream) for more upcoming announcements, and as always keep an eye on the official Paranormal Activity Facebook page!

Movie: There's Going to be Lots of Paranormal Activity in 2014; Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones and Paranormal Activity 5 Dated

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  • Thirteenth Pyramid

    I’m really looking forward to both of these. I’ve always thought that a horror series that revolves around some kind of ‘phenomena’ would do well to take its events international and have a chapter filmed primarily in a language other than the rest of the series (I think it first occurred to me while thinking about Final Destination). Actually, it would be good to have something like that set somewhere like Eastern Europe or Israel or something, so it could be in Hungarian or Hebrew or some other language that doesn’t have very many horror movies to call its own. Or do a prequel to The Possession and have it in Poland, where the dybbuk box was supposed to have come from.
    Anyway, getting back to Paranormal – can’t wait.
    By the way, does the Japanese spin-off officially tie in to the series, or is it just off on its own? I haven’t seen it, but I’d heard somewhere that it kind of contradicts the rest of the series. And does anybody know if it’ll ever be getting a North American release date?

  • kiddcapone

    I heard Gregory Plotkin was selected after the success of his short film, “Watching Paint Dry”…I don’t envy him one bit, he’s got a rough road ahead. It’s not easy to get a good performance out of a pool cleaner or tell someone to shake a chandelier at the 8:22 minute mark. And don’t get me started about how insanely difficult it is to add in the occasional thump noise in post editing. Yikes.

    Good luck Greg!