The ‘Paranormal Activity 3′ teaser trailer reveals that the film takes place before the events of the first two movies.
Paramount Pictures’ Paranormal Activity is the ultra-low-budget horror franchise that could, Both parts earned huge profits at the box office, bringing in about $370 million worldwide on a combined budget of less than $4 million. So it was a no-brainer when studio heads gave the green light to a third installment.
This series has quickly eclipsed the Saw films to become an annual Halloween event, and part three hits theaters this October. Original director Oren Peli is onboard as producer and the reins have been handed over to the duo behind last year’s faux-doc about online relationships, Catfish. Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman are making their narrative feature debut (technically speaking anyway) with what appears to be a prequel set in the 1980s. The two sisters, each of whom faced unseen tormentors in parts one and two, are now shown as young girls via home movies as they first come into contact with the paranormal entity that will eventually haunt them as adults.
Check out the Trailer below
“For the third film we promise we all will be doing the very best that we can do, and we’re planning to go out of our way to please our fans and draw them more into the Paranormal Activity world,” says Oren Peli creator of theParanormal Activity franchise and producer on Paranormal Activity 3.“The launch of this website is a new step for them to get involved more. We’ve always had a very special connection with our fanbase. When the first film debuted, no one, especially our studio, had any idea how it would turn out. There was a long stretch of time when no one was sure if there was even a market for a little homemade movie with largely unknown actors. We really had to rely on the fans discovering the movie and keep pushing the studios to open it wider and wider. We feel an enormous amount of gratitude to everyone who helped out. Our fans have been very instrumental in the success of both films thus far, and they should feel a sense of ownership in the franchise.”
Peli continues, “There are a couple of dangers involved with making a third film. You want to make sure that you give the fans and the audience the same kind of quality and scary experience that they’ve come to expect from the Paranormal Activity franchise. It has to be scary. It has to be thrilling. At the same time, though, you want to give them something fresh and different from the last two films. We have figured out the challenges that lie ahead and have a few tricks up our sleeves so hopefully our fans will be very happy. As long as you guys keep supporting these movies, and we can continue to have good ideas as to what to do in them, we will keep making them. When the creative juices dry up, we’ll stop.”
Paramount Pictures will be releasing Paranormal Activity 3 in theaters on October 21st, 2011.