'Paranormal Activity' Could Get A Sequel But 'District 9' Might Not In Today's Dailies -- 11/3/09

DESC--Paramount is actively working on plans for a "Paranormal Activity" sequel. While a sequel would clearly lose the surprise factor that's made the Oren Peli-directed horror film such a success, folks behind the film insist that they can "come up with the right creative and marketing approach." (THR)

--On the flip side, studio heads at Sony are hoping that Peter Jackson and Neill Blomkamp are up for a "District 9" sequel, but the producer-director pair is allegedly holding off until they "figure out what the story is and organize their respective schedules." Sony's hopes are hardly surprising as "District 9" has officially crossed the $200 million threshold, a fantastic result based on the movie's $30 million budget. (Deadline Hollywood Daily)

--Could Sandy Collora's "Hunter Prey" be the next "District 9" or "Paranormal Activity"? You can judge for yourself by checking out production images from the independently produced science fiction film, but I'm certainly psyched to see this one as soon as possible. (io9)

--Sticking with science fiction but moving into family-friendly territory, remember that Robert Rodriguez-directed "Jetsons" film that was supposedly in the works? According to one source, Rodriguez might be out, with Peter Segal replacing him. (Pajiba)

--Speaking of family-friendly, it doesn't get much family-friendlier than the Berenstain Bears. A movie version is on the way with "Night at the Museum" director Shawn Levy at the helm. "It's warm-hearted comedy about family, and a different kind of family," he said of the film. (USA Today)

--Bears might beat "Battlestar Galactica," but they don't beat vampires. "Let Me In," the American remake of the Swedish vampire flick "Let the Right One In," has officially begun principal photography in New Mexico. Joining the previously cast Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloe Moretz and Richard Jenkins are Elias Koteas, Cara Buono and Sasha Berrese. (Bloody Disgusting)

--Finally, some news that could be troubling or just arbitrary. Word on the street is that actor Naveen Andrews, best known as Sayid Jarrah on ABC's "Lost," has booked a guest starring role on "Law & Order: SVU." Given that "Lost" is only halfway into shooting its final season, could Andrews' new gig signal that his work as Sayid is already finished? If so, that doesn't herald good things for everybody's favorite "communications expert." (TV Guide)


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