Halloween just won’t be the same this year, according to a press release from Paramount Pictures and Blumhouse Productions. Their annual end of October slot usually reserved for their biggest franchise will now stand vacant. You can retire your spare pair of pants for Toby the demon’s next outing, as Paranormal Activity 5 will now be released on March 13, 2015.
That’s not all. Paramount has announced the subtitle for their next inevitable box office smash. Keeping with the tradition of last year’s Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, the fifth iteration will now be straddled with the monicker: Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension. Produced by Jason Blum and Oren Peli, the creator of the series, the flick has roped in fresh directorial blood in the shape of Gregory Plotkin. Previously, Plotkin’s involvement was in a producer capacity. This will mark his first time calling the shots, based on a script by Project Almanac scribes Jason Pagan and Andrew Stark.
This time, the story will focus on a new family and their two girls. There’ll likely be another ghost/demon tterrorizingthe poor souls, with a name like Keith or Cedric.
A shift to the spring from its original date of October 24th 2014, has had a domino effect on Paramount’s other upcoming horror property. Originally occupying the March 13th spot, Scouts Vs. Zombies will now open even earlier, on February 20th 2015. Helmed by four-time Paranormal scribe and director of The Marked Ones Christopher Landon, the film focuses on the repercussions of a zombie invasion on a gaggle of scouts. Could be rather a funny escapade, but with Landon behind it, expect massive scares and things far worse than an ill-fitting uniform for these cubs.
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension will now open up against Disney’s Cinderella, and the Chris Hemsworth drama In The Heart Of The Sea. While March isn’t typically dominated by genre titles, it’ll be interesting to see how it fares against the mainstream.
Source: The Wrap