While the Marked Ones continue to, er, remain marked, Paramount readies the next traditional sequel in the “Paranormal Activity” series. As far as the bean-counters are concerned, one of the joys of the series is that each installment is shot on spare change (in fact, the marketing budget on each one is presumably considering higher than each film’s production costs) but it’s production phase barely takes up one screen of a Google calendar – they’re cast, shot and released that quick!
While one of these big superhero flicks can take months to cast, something like “Paranormal Activity 5″ – due in October – takes mere weeks to choose it’s headline players.
As we speak, the studio and director Gregory Plotkin are rushing to slot a cast in for the fourth sequel to Oren Peli’s indy smash.
While it’s likely we’ll be seeing ‘Katie’ again – series star Katie Featherston – being that we’ve been promised more info on what her and baby Tobey are getting up to, “Paranormal Activity 5″ will largely feature new characters. Those parts are currently being filled.
So who will be be rooting for come October?
Ryan, Emily, their 6-year-old daughter Leila, and Mike, Ryan’s younger brother (essentially a less fitter, less funkier version of his brother) essetially.
Ryan, 26-31, is described as a ‘big kid’, he’s a video-game designer who has relocated his family from New York to Pala Alto for a cushy gig at Rockstar Games.
Though somewhat of a hippie (she’s into organic food, loves the arts and music, won’t let her daughter eat Gluten, and sports tattoos), Wife Emily is considerably more serious than her young husband – she’s constantly on the go, does Yoga, and though loving, has an air of maturity about her. Her sister died a year before.
Their daughter Leila seems to be a mixture of both – a bit of a fearless, opinionated tomboy.
And it goes without saying, Ryan and Emily’s family quickly realizes something is not OK within their new house.
“Paranormal Activity 5″ will shoot in February in Los Angeles.
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.