There seems to be a bit of a craze at the moment for directors who made their name in animation to take their first steps into the live-action arena. Whether its Brad Bird (The Incredibles) with Mission: Impossible IV, Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo) with John Carter or Phil Lord & Chris Miller (Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs) with 21 Jump Street.
Monsters Vs. Aliens helmer Rob Letterman is also amongst the throng, having made his live-action debut with Gulliver’s Travels. That didn’t work out so well, and so now THR says he’s planning to show he has got what it takes outside cartoons with a low-budget, found footage genre flick called The Paranormalists.
Letterman will write and direct, but exact story details are being kept secret. However it is known it’s a found footage flick that involves a haunted house which is entered by a group of men and women intent on debunking the presence of spirits. It’s safe to say, things don’t turn out well for them.
It isn’t certain when it might shoot.