Momentum is finally gathering on the latest installment in the Paranormal Activity franchise with the news that along with returning screenwriter Christopher B. Landon, the directors of last years questionable documentary Catfish, Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, will direct the new movie for Paramount Pictures.

Some plot details have also been released, stating that the movie will be a 1980’s set origin story following a new family. Which is actually a bit disappointing, as I wouldn’t have minded finding out what happened to Hunter and Katie. But I guess with this new story they will be able to, hopefully, successfully expand the mythology that has been laid down so far in the first two installments.

Joost and Schulman are very interesting choices, considering how much controversy there was over whether their documentary Catfish was entirely true. The movie into a film like this possibly suggests not, but they could craft a very effective movie with their already quite atmospheric  documentary style that will more than fit into the Paranormal Activity genetics.

They’ve got their work cut out for them though, as Paramount still has the movie scheduled for an October 11th release. Best get moving then.

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