First October 2014, then January 2015, and then sometime in 2016. Paranormal Activity 5‘s release has been shuffled around quite a bit, and now we’re hearing it could be back in play for late this year or, more likely, 2015.
Bloody-Disgusting got the scoop from a source close to the PA5 production that the powers-that-be are suddenly rushing headlong to get the film out as soon as possible. While nothing’s been confirmed, Bloody suggests that Paramount might even be hoping to have the sixth film in the series out in theaters by this October.
That doesn’t seem likely, but perhaps Paramount will once more give the movie a winter 2015 release. Bloody goes on to report that director Greg Plotkin is a man on a mission. That mission? To get Paranormal Activity 5 in the proverbial can as soon as possible. The movie was scripted by Jason Pagan and Andrew Stark, both newcomers to the franchise.
Nobody knows what this means for the future of the franchise. Is Paramount losing faith in Paranormal Activity‘s box office abilities? Are they going to wrap it up and call it a day? Or was the delay motivated by story concerns? The 2016 timeframe seemed, initially, to suggest a lack of confidence in the current direction of the series and that some time was required to “fix” it.
To hear that they may be fast-tracking the sequel with the outside possibility of a 2014 release is both odd and hilarious in this context.
Keep ‘em here, folks. We’ll let you know. In the meantime, did anyone ever end up watching Paranormal Activity: Tokyo Night?
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