The Paranormal Activity franchise once dominated theaters, and it seemed like the series would never end. But for years now it’s been promptly concluded, making fans question if there would ever be a new installment. As it turns out, there will be – and this Paranormal Activity 7 will actually be arriving on Paramount Plus this year! What’s more, it turns out the movie is actually already completed.
As revealed by Jason Blum while speaking with Collider:
“The movie’s done. Yeah, we did it.”
While Jason Blum couldn’t reveal plot details, he did explain the direction that they took the new film in:
“Paramount wanted to continue Paranormal Activity, I probably would have left it alone,” Blum said. “So they wanted to continue it, but I thought if they were gonna continue it, you gotta – it was tired, there was no way to continue the road that we’d been down. So I really encouraged all the creative people involved to think of something new. A lot of people who are going to go see the new Paranormal Activity were 3 years old when the first Paranormal Activity came out, so they don’t even know from those older movies. I thought if you were going to re-do it, you better really re-do it, not try and expand what we did all those years ago.”
It’ll be interesting to see how exactly they handled the project under those circumstances. With so many sequels to the original Paranormal Activity, it doesn’t really seem like a stretch to have simply made another. But instead it appears that Jason Blum wanted the team to actually “really re-do” the first film over. So for better or worse, it sounds like the new movie will be an absolute reboot. But we won’t know until the tentatively titled Paranormal Activity 7 hits streaming service Paramount Plus.