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Area 51 To Finally See Release

Alien film will escape from the vault. By Brandon Wolfe Shortly after Paranormal Activity exploded as a sleeper hit in Fall 2009, its director, Oren Peli, immediately began work on an alien-themed, found-footage companion piece titled Area 51 . Though completed, the film never saw release for whatever reason, winding up locked away in the sort of secure facility reminiscent of the titular military base. After so much time on ice, it seemed like Area 51 would never see the light of day, yet a surprise announcement today has changed its fate. The film will now open in very limited release from Friday, May 15 through Sunday, May 17 only at select Alamo Drafthouse Cinema locations, and even then, only showing once per day. Fortunately, it will also be made available on VOD and digital platforms on May 15. Area 51 , written and directed by Peli and produced by the horror-ubiquitous Jason Blum, is the story of a UFO-obsessed teen who convinces a couple of his friends to cut sho

Paranormal Activity 2 Original Cast To Return?

Paranormal Activity 2 Original Cast To Return? The hot news around Hollywood is when is the sequel to the surprise hit " Paranormal Activity" going to be made? The studio has had some issues getting the original director back for the film. As this moment Oren Peli is working on a film called "Area 51" at least for now, so that would count him out. Next up was "Saw VI" director Kevin Greutert was set to direct then Jigsaw pulled him back into the Saw Franchise. And there are rumors that Brian De Palma may have been approached to direct. MTV had a chance to talk to "Paranormal Activity" star Micah Sloat on the red carpet at the 2010 Independent Spirit Awards and asked to set the record straight: "I know a lot, I can't tell you--" he said, cracking into a smile before adding, "Well, just a little." Has anyone seen the film? Or did Micah Sloat let the cat out of the bag? "All I can tell you is I'm very excited for

Oren Peli's "Area 51" Headed To The Big Screen

Oren Peli's "Area 51" Headed To The Big Screen Paramount Pictures has landed U.S. distribution rights to "Area 51," the Oren Peli-directed follow-up to the sleeper hit "Paranormal Activity." Deal puts the studio back in business with the creative and financing team behind "Paranormal Activity," the $11,000 film that's grossed more than $106 million since Par began rolling it out in September. Peli had a much larger budget to work with on this extraterrestrial tale than he did for his ghost story, as sources said he brought the film in at a shade under $5 million. As many as four other bidders wanted the pic, but Par Film Group prexy Adam Goodman had an inside track. He was instrumental in acquiring "Paranormal Activity" while at DreamWorks and was the hands-on exec at Paramount, which effectively executed the rollout as the film built word of mouth and became a breakout hit. Goodman closed the deal with David Molner, chairman o