In what has to quite possibly be one of the oddest twists in film history, Oren Peli’s horror chiller Paranormal Activity (review here) has been picked up by Dreamworks for distribution, but that’s not all …
The LA Times reports that they’ve also signed Peli to direct a bigger budget remake!
From the article:
“The studio made the deal following Paranormal Activity‘s screenings at the Slamdance Film Festival in Utah. Another company, IM Global, will broker the release of Peli’s original film overseas. ‘It’s the best of both worlds,’ said Jason Blum, who shepherded the film through Slamdance and will produce the remake. ‘We get to see how the original will do, and we get to remake it ourselves.’
Peli’s low-budget original movie will be released on DVD along with the remake after the remake is released theatrically. There is no planned schedule for the remake’s production and no new script yet.
‘It’s definitely very exciting — I am still digesting it,’ Peli said Wednesday. ‘Now we can try to do some things that were not possible before.’”
Congratulations, Oren! There are good things coming! Stay tuned.
Cause some activity in our Dread Central forums!