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Paranormal Activity Filmmakers to Make Latino Horror Movie at Paramount

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Paranormal Activity Filmmakers to Make Latino Horror Movie at Paramount

The filmmakers of the hit horror franchise ‘Paranormal Activity’ are reuniting to make a Latino-themed horror film that will be distributed by Paramount, Heat Vision is reporting. ‘Paranormal Activity’ producers Jason Blum and Oren Peli will reunite with Christopher Landon, the writer of the franchise’s two sequels, for the new film, which has been described as a “cousin” to the series.

The new film won’t be a sequel, reboot or spin-off of the ‘Paranormal Activity’ movies, but instead be Latino-based. The movie will feature a Latino cast and feature Catholic-based paranormal mythology, but won’t be in Spanish.

Paramount is looking to make the small-budgeted film within the next several months. It could be released as early as January 2013, a month that features many religiously-themed horror films. This past January, the Catholic-centered found-footage horror hit ‘The Devil Inside,’ which was shot for about $1 million, but grossed $53 million domestically and $46 internationally.

Latinos are a prime audience for movie studios, as they seen more films than non-Latinos. Since they are mainly Catholic, religious-themed horror films tend to make a large profit in Latioo markets.

Paramount has not publicly commented on any details about the film. But Steven Schneider has been confirmed as a producer on the project.

Written by: Karen Benardello

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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