The Kidd here...
I get it. There are some people that just don't find Paramount's PARANORMAL ACTIVITY series frightening. As far as I'm concerned, if you don't believe in the presence of supernatural entities residing in our world, then of course there's nothing of any horror value for you to hold onto. But, for those of us who do, that explains why all three films have been remarkably successful. It also explains why a fourth one is on the way this October and why now Paramount is looking to make something along those PARANORMAL ACTIVITY lines for the Hispanic audience.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Jason Blum and Oren Peli are looking to reteam with Christopher Landon, who wrote PA 2 and 3, for an English language horror film with a Latino cast centered around "Catholic-based paranormal mythology." Landon would write and direct this as-yet-untitled film that is being seen as a cousin of sorts to the PA series, and not necessarily a sequel, spin-off or reboot. As far as I can tell, there'd be no connection whatsoever to the PA series other than the creative team involved, although it's a pretty safe assumption that we're talking "found footage" here (not always a bad thing depending upon how it's used).
The last time Paramount and Catholic horror came together, we got THE DEVIL INSIDE, so I'm optimistic we're going to get something better than that... it'd be hard to get anything worse. However, what most intrigues me about this idea is that we haven't really seen studios aiming for the growing Hispanic audience.
Let's face it... the population is changing in the United States, and this is the first time we're really seeing a movie studio really trying to tap into its potential at the box office. We've seen them go after other minority groups, primarily African-Americans, with certain types of films, but Hispanics have never been a Hollywood target as far as money is concerned. I don't think this will be the last time we see something like this, but there will be plenty of eyes watching how this project fares, viewing it as an experiment of sorts to see if Hispanics will come out in full force and support films geared towards what they like. If they do, expect a run on films made for Hispanics... if they don't, it's back to romantic comedies for white folks (that's a joke).
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