Paramount studio head and CEO Jim Gianopulos announced today that Paramount will team up once again with Jason Blum and Blumhouse to create a seventh chapter in the Paranormal Activity franchise.
According to Deadline, the announcement came at CineEurope, the longest running trade show and convention for the cinema industry in Europe.
The film is only in the development stage at this point so we have no details on writers, directors, or casting for the project.
We last stepped into the franchise in 2015 with Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, which saw the technology expanded within the found footage realm so that we could actually, for the first time, see the spirits that had been haunting the ongoing story.
The franchise has made nearly $900 million in the worldwide box office.
Gianopulos also revealed that A Quiet Place 2 has officially begun production, and writer/director John Krasinski appeared via recorded message to talk about the project including the return of his wife, Emily Blunt, for the new film along with a release date set for March 2020.
We’re certainly curious how they will expand the Paranormal Activity universe. Will it be a new story connected to the original in the same way we saw with The Marked Ones? Will we travel deeper into the spirit realm? Is there a part of the story that we’ve not yet learned?
iHorror will be keeping an eye on the project as it develops and will bring you all the latest news as it becomes available.