This first piece of news should come as no surprise, since Paramount has been turning a profit on every single Paranormal Activity film they’ve released, even though Paranormal Activity 4 failed to open higher than the previous installment.
Rumors quickly began circulating about a fifth installment and now it’s confirmed for release on October 25th, 2013. I really hope the fifth film takes the series in a new direction, because the last two entries were horrible. I blame directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, but I also blame the lack of creative writing and the franchise’s general feeling of fatigue.
Maybe it’s time to wrap this ghost show up and move onto brighter pastures. I know Paramount wants to milk it dry, but you can only rely on the same found-footage angle for so long before people stop turning up.
In other, more interesting news, we have an announcement stating that Fox has pushed their Independence Day 3D re-release to TBD. This is bad news for sure, because this will likely result in the film being scrapped, unless they’re holding out for the eventual sequel, which wouldn’t be happening for a year or two. I honestly forgot all about the re-release and I don’t really care if it does end up seeing the light of day or not. Independence Day 3D was supposed to hit screens on July 3rd, 2013.
Also, Star Wars: Episode II and Star Wars: Episode III will be released in 3D on September 20th, 2013 and October 4th, 2013. So you can finally finish out your favorite trilogy in 3D by the end of 2013.
Source : Box Office Mojo