Having made a mint off the original low-budget, high box office horror flick "Paranormal Activity," the studio has brought in a couple of pros to pen and direct a second installment.
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One is tempted to ask why Peli would entrust his creation to outsiders, but the answer is obvious -- money.
In addition to poaching the latest director from the "Saw" franchise, Paramount is also going after its traditional opening weekend, having slated "Paranormal" 2 for the weekend before Halloween.
The original was made for $15,000 and took in more than $100 million, so you can be sure they threw a heap of money at Peli and Blum for a second one, but didn't trust them to deliver again.