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Next ‘Paranormal Activity’ to be scripted by Christopher Landon?

Next ‘Paranormal Activity’ to be scripted by Christopher Landon?
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Here’s an interesting bit of news from our friends over at the Evolution of Horror podcast in regards to an update on the planned Paranormal Activity sequel that is being set up over at Paramount Pictures with Blumhouse Productions pulling the strings.

It seems that Christopher Landon may be returning for the planned 2021 installment as producer Jason Blum confirmed.

Blum told the podcast, “We are doing a new Paranormal Activity. We have Chris Landon, who wrote almost all of them, he directed one of them, he’s really kind of the showrunner of the Paranormal Activity series, and he’s coming up with Paranormal Activity 7. Which is not the title of the movie, but it is the seventh Paranormal Activity.”

So far, the six Paranormal Activity movies released to date have scored a massive $890 million in global returns, all of which from relatively small budgets (the combined
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Paranormal Activity 7 in the works, Happy Death Day director writing the script

Paranormal Activity 7 in the works, Happy Death Day director writing the script
While the Paranormal Activity series seemingly concluded back in 2015 with Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, producer Jason Blum has confirmed that a brand-new instalment in the long-running horror series is in the works. During an interview with The Evolution of Horror podcast (via ComicBook), Blum revealed a new Paranormal Activity is in development with Happy Death Day director Christopher Landon returning […]

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Paranormal Activity 7 Brings Back Happy Death Day Director to Write Script

Paranormal Activity 7 Brings Back Happy Death Day Director to Write Script
Christopher Landon is returning to the franchise that helped make his career, as the filmmaker is set to write Paranormal Activity 7. Landon, who most recently directed Happy Death Day and its sequel, Happy Death Day 2, built his career writing installments of the found footage horror franchise. Now, as revealed by producer Jason Blum, he's returning to bring the series back with a new installment.

Jason Blum, head of Blumhouse Productions, the studio behind Paranormal Activity, has been promoting The Invisible Man as of late. During a recent interview, Blum was asked about the status of the seventh movie in the long-running series, which has been in development since last year. Blum decided to reveal that Christopher Landon will be the one cooking up the story. Here's what he had to say about it.

"We are doing a new Paranormal Activity. We have Chris Landon, who wrote almost all of them,
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‘Paranormal Activity 7’ Brings Back Writer Christopher Landon

‘Paranormal Activity 7’ Brings Back Writer Christopher Landon
Christopher Landon, who wrote Paranormal Activity 2 through 5 is returning to the franchise to pen the new film – the seventh in the series. Not much is known about Paranormal Activity 7, but it’s safe to assume the movie will involve found-footage and also things going bump in the night. It’s currently […]

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Christopher Landon Confirmed To Be Developing New Paranormal Activity Movie

Christopher Landon Confirmed To Be Developing New Paranormal Activity Movie
The next Paranormal Activity movie is officially on the cards.

Blumhouse chief and all-around horror powerhouse Jason Blum confirmed as much on The Evolution of Horror podcast (h/t Bloody Disgusting), noting that series stalwart Christopher Landon will be developing the next installment. Before creating a cult gem in Happy Death Day (not to mention its thrilling sequel), Landon penned a total of four Paranormal Activity movies, culminating in The Marked Ones, which he also directed.

While a little rough around the edges, The Marked Ones proved to be the platform on which Landon launched his filmmaking career, going on to helm Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse and the aforementioned Happy Death Day movies. Fast forward to 2020, and he’s seemingly on the verge of circling back to the realm of found-footage horror, with Blum telling The Evolution of Horror podcast that Chris Landon is indeed coming on board
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Blumhouse’s Freaky Friday The 13th With Vince Vaughn To Be Gleefully Gory

Blumhouse’s Freaky Friday The 13th With Vince Vaughn To Be Gleefully Gory
Happy Death Day and Happy Death Day 2U director Christopher Landon’s new Blumhouse body-swapping fright flick with Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton is going (for now) by the title Freaky Friday the 13th and will be gory Af, blood-drenched, and […]

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Happy Death Day director says his new body-swapping horror film will be R-rated and “gory Af”

Happy Death Day director says his new body-swapping horror film will be R-rated and “gory Af”
Happy Death Day and Happy Death Day 2U director Christopher Landon is set to bring a brand-new horror film this year and has teased that it will be R-rated and “gory Af.” “If anyone is wondering, my next movie, which comes out this year, is gory Af — Blood drenched and gleefully hard R,” Landon recently teased on […]

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The Top 20 Horror Movies Of 2019: Tethered Terrors (Part I)

It’s that time again. Another year has come to an end. Another decade, even. We defied the odds and live to fight another day, just like horror cinema proved itself – once again – a genre that continues to survive, adapt and thrive. Even at that, 2019 was an odd year for horror in that mainstream titles featuring household villains ended up leaving less of a mark than so many vastly different indies (in my opinion). If anything, 2019 was a reminder of the tremendous diversity among horror subgenres that offer a cornucopia of terror. Take your pick, choose your fate and dive into Part I of our top horror movies of 2019.

20) Pledge

In a year when toxic masculinity takedowns skewered fratboy culture on a rotating spit, Pledge paddles Greek life into submission. Three boys, a “dudes only” initiation and the true meaning of “Hell Night.” Director Daniel Robbins and writer Zack Weiner
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Q&a: Director D.C. Hamilton Reflects on Filming the Time Loop Story of The Fare

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From Christopher Landon's Happy Death Day 2U and the Netflix series Russian Doll to Johannes Nyholm’s Koko-di Koko-da and Tom Paton’s Stairs, 2019 has been the year of time loop entertainment, and director D.C. Hamilton looks to add another compelling time-warping experience to the list with The Fare. Based on a screenplay by Brinna Kelly (who also co-stars in the movie), The Fare follows a taxi driver (Gino Anthony Pesi) who must figure out why his latest customer (Kelly) disappeared from the back of his cab... and why he keeps experiencing the eerie event over and over. With The Fare out now on Blu-ray and DVD from Dread, we caught up with Hamilton in our latest Q&a feature to discuss filming The Fare in six days, making the movie stay fresh while filming primarily in one location, and the upcoming projects he hopes to make with Brinna Kelly.
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'Looking for Alaska' Actor Uriah Shelton Joins Blumhouse Body Swap Movie

'Looking for Alaska' Actor Uriah Shelton Joins Blumhouse Body Swap Movie
Uriah Shelton, who can currently be seen in Hulu's John Green adaptation Looking for Alaska, has joined Kathryn Newton and Vince Vaughn in the upcoming Blumhouse body swap movie. 

The horror pic from Happy Death Day filmmaker Christopher Landon centers on a young girl (Newton) who swaps bodies with a deranged serial killer and discovers she has less than 24 hours before the change becomes permanent.

Shelton will play Booker, the movie's love interest.

Landon co-wrote the screenplay with Michael Kennedy. Jason Blum will produce in association with Divide/Conquer.  

Shelton, whose other credits include Girl Meets World and 13 ...
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Buckle Up: Christopher Landon Calls Next Project “Gory, Batsh*t Movie”

Last week, word came down regarding Christopher Landon’s next horror movie. No, it won’t be another Happy Death Day flick, rather something that sounds like a scary version of Freaky Friday. Deadline reported: Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton are set to star in an untitled body-swapping thriller co-written and directed by Chris Landon. The pic […]

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Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Hahn team with Blumhouse and director Christopher Landon

Last month it was announced that Happy Death Day director Christopher Landon is set to reunite with Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions on a new original project, and now we’ve got our first casting news courtesy of Deadline.

According to the trade, Vince Vaughn (Dragged Across Concrete) and Kathryn Hahn (Bad Moms) have signed on to star in the film, which will revolve around a high school girl who swaps bodies with a deranged serial killer and learns she has less than 24 hours before the change becomes permanent.

See Also: Happy Death Day director shoots down rumours of a third movie

The as-yet-untitled thriller marks the latest collaboration between Blumhouse and Landon, where his credits include the scripts for Disturbia and Paranormal Activity 2, Paranormal Activity 3 and Paranormal Activity 4, as well as writing and directing Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, Happy Death Day and Happy Death Day 2U.
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Christopher Landon

It’s a shame sometimes that screenwriters don’t always get that much credit but to be honest most of them seem to really enjoy what they’re doing and they do manage to get paid pretty well for what they do sometimes. Christopher Landon has done a good deal of work in the course of his career and has shown the kind of talent that has made the profession into something that’s worth noticing since he’s been involved in a good number of movies that have earned him a great reputation and a good deal of notice. Born and raised in California

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Christopher Landon
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Happy Death Day Director Is Doing a Body-Swap Thriller with Vince Vaughn

Happy Death Day Director Is Doing a Body-Swap Thriller with Vince Vaughn
Happy Death Day helmer Christopher Landon has lined up his next project. Unfortunately, it won't be a third entry in his sci-fi horror franchise, but it sounds rather interesting nonetheless. Described as an Untitled Body-Swap Thriller, the movie has lined up its main stars, with Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton set to topline the cast. While that sounds like it could be wacky, it also sounds like this won't be skimping on the deranged horror elements either.

According to multiple reports, the untitled movie centers on a teenager, played by Kathryn Newton, who winds up swapping bodies with a deranged serial killer, played by Vince Vaughn. After the incident takes place, Newton's character comes to learn she only has 24 hours to undo it until the change becomes permanent. Blumhouse Productions, the studio behind the Happy Death Day series, as well as a number of low-budget horror hits, is behind the project.
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Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton to Star in Body Swap Thriller From ‘Happy Death Day’ Director

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Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton to Star in Body Swap Thriller From ‘Happy Death Day’ Director
Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton will start in a currently untitled body-swap thriller from Christopher Landon, director of the “Happy Death Day” films, Blumhouse announced on Thursday. Landon will write and direct the film.

Newton will star as a high school student who suddenly switches bodies with a deranged serial killer, played by Vaughn. She will have less than 24 hours to find a way to reverse the switch before it becomes permanent.

The project continues a longtime relationship between Landon and Blumhouse going back to “Paranormal Activity 2” in 2010, which Landon co-wrote. Lando wrote three more films in the “Paranormal Activity” series before going on to direct “Happy Death Day” in 2017 and its 2019 sequel, “Happy Death Day 2U.”

Michael Kennedy is co-writing the upcoming film with Landon, with Jason Blum producing.

Landon, Vaughn and Newton are all represented by Wme.
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Exclusive: Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton to Star in Blumhouse Movie from ‘Happy Death Day’ Director

Update 1:15 p.m.: Variety adds that Michael Kennedy co-wrote the script with director Christopher Landon, and that Kathryn Newton's character will have less than 24 hours to remedy the body-swap situation before the change becomes permanent. Collider's earlier exclusive is below. Vince Vaughn and Big Little Lies breakout Kathryn Newton are in talks star in an untitled Blumhouse movie from Happy Death Day director Christopher Landon that sources describe as a body-swapping horror film in the vein of Freaky Friday, Collider has exclusively learned. Discussing Film first reported on the top-secret project …
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Scream Reboot Reportedly Moving Forward At Blumhouse

Following their success with rebooting Halloween, it’s no surprise that Blumhouse is working on relaunching other classic horror franchises. Back in February, Jason Blum revealed that Scream and Hellraiser reboots were being considered and if our info’s correct, the studio’s now actively moving forward with the former, and resurrecting Wes Craven’s Ghostface.

Discussing Film recently broke the news that Christopher Landon (Happy Death Day) is set to write and direct a new movie for Blumhouse that’s about a killer terrorizing a small town. Though this premise sounded a lot like 1996’s slasher mystery flick, which led some to theorize that it could be a Scream reboot, we’ve now learned that this isn’t the case.

We Got This Covered has been informed by our sources – the same ones who revealed that a Swamp Thing movie is happening, which Bloody Disgusting later confirmed, and that
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Happy Death Day Director Addresses The Possibility Of A Third Movie

We’ve had Happy Death Day and Happy Death Day 2U, but what about Happy Death Day to M3?

It’s a stretch, but when ComicBook.com caught up with writer-director Christopher Landon and series producer Jason Blum, the former weighed in on the possibility of a third installment in the cult horror series. Alas, while it was revealed just recently that Landon had begun work on a new horror project at Blumhouse, it’s definitely not Happy Death Day 3, though the filmmaker admits to having an outline for where things could go… should the stars ever align.

I had a fair amount of detail for the third movie as well, though I did not write a script. I have an outline for that third movie, but I did not bother writing the script just because, A) I was making the second movie and B) I didn’t want to assume that like,
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Happy Death Day director gives update on his next Blumhouse project

Christopher Landon, director of the Happy Death Day series, has offered a small update to his brand-new upcoming project at Blumhouse Productions that he announced earlier this month.

Although he gives away no story details in his interview with ComicBook.com, Landon shares nothing more than excitement for his next film and working with producer Jason Blum again.

“I can’t get into specifics at all, which I would love nothing more than to do,” Landon said. “But I can say that, this is so vague, but I am so excited to go make this movie. It’s one of those movies that you sort of go, ‘Wait, why hasn’t that been done before?’ That’s really been the line that we’ve gotten the most when the script has gone out, as we’ve been casting and getting our crew assembled. That’s been the thing I’ve heard over and over again.
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Happy Death Day Director Christopher Landon is Helming a New Horror Film For Blumhouse

The director of the two Happy Death Day films, Christopher Landon, has jumped on board a new horror movie project at Blumhouse.

There aren’t a lot of details to share on the project, but according to Discussing Film, the story will “focus on a killer who wreaks havoc in a small town.” That’s pretty vague, but we can expect it to be a murder thriller. Landon seems to be an inventive storyteller, so I’m sure this movie will end up having a fun and unique approach to the story.

Some of Landon’s other writing credits include Disturbia, and four of the Paranormal Activity films. He also wrote and directed A Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse and the Emma Roberts/Dave Franco social media thriller Viral. All of those projects ended up being fun and enjoyable films.

Whatever this new horror project ends up being, I
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