After pulling in over $30 million at the box office this weekend, Paranormal Activity 4 was a bit of a disappointment compared to last year’s iteration in the horror series, which took in over $50 million in its opening weekend. But unless these films start getting into single digits (of millions), then you can bet we’re getting more — and now more details on what exactly we’re getting has come through.
We reported back in the spring that original creators Oren Peli and Jason Blum will collaborate with Christopher Landon — screenwriter of Paranormal‘s second and third installments — on a spin-off Paranormal Activity film that have a Latino cast and cater to that audience. Landon is directing and writing the film, and now we have news from Deadline that the currently untitled film will actually hit in spring 2013 and follow the same demon in the currently successful franchise.
They also report that, as expected, a fifth film would be arriving next October, so if this spin-off franchise is also successful, you can bet we’ll be getting a double dose of this franchise every year. Even though production on the spin-off hasn’t started, Paramount did shoot a short teaser to place after-the-credits in the film currently in theaters. One can see it fittingly captured below and while some Spanish is used (one man says something to the effect of “is this witchcraft?” and a woman responds, “this is just the beginning”), the actual film will be mostly in English. Check it out below.
Are you looking forward to the Paranormal Activity spin-off AND a fifth iteration next year?
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