"Paranormal Activity" Director's Next Film Secures Distribution

11/30/2009 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Nashrid Choudhury

"Paranormal Activity" director Oren Peli recently wrapped production on his next film, "Area 51," but in spite of the massive success of his first film, it lingered without a distributor.  That has changed.  According to Variety, "Area 51" finally has secured distribution.

Employing a similar style to "Paranormal," the film centers on three teenagers whose curiosity leads them to the mysterious Area 51 base in Nevada.

Paramount distributed Peli’s first film, and they have stepped in as the film's U.S. distributor. The question now is this:  Can Peli pull off a similar success using the same techniques he employed in "Paranormal," came out of nowhere to become a sensation? In part, its success had to do with Paramount’s ingenious marketing of the film, but also because the film featured genuine levels of creepiness and dread.

Naturally, there will be higher expectations for Peli's latest, but if Paramount and the director handle the project properly, they might be facing another hit.


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  1. Jennifer said...

    Another movie that is coming out that offers a clean alternative is ‘’Paranormal.’’ Below is some additional information about this new thriller!!

    Paranormal, the latest supernatural thriller from Cross Shadow Productions, (the
    creators of the Dove.org approved, best-selling BMG releases: Pray and Pray 2:
    The Woods) will be available in stores nationwide January 26th 2010. The 2009 Mrs. America is starring in it.

    See more information and trailers at:

    Following the success of family-friendly suspense/thriller The Exorcism of Emily
    Rose (Sony Pictures), comes a riveting supernatural thriller in the vein of the hit
    SyFy television series, Ghost Hunters and Frank Peretti's House (Roadside
    Attractions / Lionsgate).

    Paranormal follows best-selling, self-made novelist Greg Evans struggling through the worst case of writer's block in his award-winning career. In a desperate search for
    inspiration, Greg quickly finds himself immersed in a world he is not prepared to face.
    Turning to a group of paranormal investigators, Greg and the ghost hunting team search for proof and answers, yet are unaware they are about to have an experience of a
    lifetime! None will leave the way they came. Paranormal will peel back the supernatural curtain to reveal how The TRUTH will EXPOSE the darkness!