This should come as a surprise to no one, but Paramount has confirmed that Paranormal Activity 5 is in the works and will hit cinemas next October, according to Deadline. As we reported earlier today, part four opened soft in the US, with its $30 million opening gross more than $20 million down on part three’s.
However, as they films cost so little to make (Paranormal Activity 3’s budget is under $5 million), they’re still incredibly profitable, so it’s little wonder Paramount wants to kee them going. Indeed they’re planning to expand the franchise, as they’ve also confirmed a rumoured Latino-themed spin-off, which will arrive in cinemas early next year.
This spin-off will be designed to appeal to the ‘very sizeable’ Latino audience that flocks to the Paranormal Activity films, as well as to play on it popularity in Central and South America. The film would be about the same demon from the original films, which has possessed several unlucky victims, but would star mostly Latino actors and take place partly in Spanish.
Christopher Landon, the writer of the 2007 surprise hit Disturbia and son of actor Michael Landon, will direct this spin-off.