Thursday, May 5, 2011

The co-directors of Catfish will next direct Paranormal Activity 3!

An interesting choice to be sure, and Variety has the details:

The "Catfish" team of Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman are set to direct "Paranormal Activity 3" for Paramount Pictures.

Original "Paranormal" director Oren Peli is returning to produce with Jason Blum, while Steven Schneider and Akiva Goldsman will serve as exec producers.

"Paranormal Activity 2" scribe Christopher B. Landon is also returning to write the third film in the hit horror franchise.

Paramount will release "Paranormal Activity 3" on Oct. 21.

The low-budget "Catfish" grossed nearly $3.5 million worldwide en route to becoming a cultural sensation due to questions surrounding the pic's authenticity.

Joost and Schulman are repped by CAA.

-Joey's Two Cents: I certainly didn't expect this choice, but the franchise is slowly becoming known for thinking out of the box when it comes to choosing their directors...thoughts?


  1. Reports have this being a prequel as well...just throwing that out there.

  2. I can't even imagine where they could take this story with making it totally boring or laughably inept.

  3. What I heard was that it was set in the 80's and would be more of an origin story.

  4. Interesting...I bought in to "PA2" and its final 15 minutes actually provided the only real scares of the series for me, even though I liked both films a lot. And "Catfish" was quite fascinating and had those who believed it to be a well-orchestrated hoax or fabrication. Gutsy move and I cannot wait to see how it plays out.