[Movies] Paranormal Activity Producer Says There is an Endgame Plan
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 01.06.2014
They have an idea for the finish line...
One of the guiding forces behing the Paranormal Activity franchise says there is an endgame planned out. Christopher Landon, who has been producing the films since Paranormal Activity 2 and wrote and directed Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, told Shock Till You Drop that they have an end planned out.
Landon said, "It started when we were making Paranormal 2. We started making this mythology and it worked as a think tank for us. It was really when we were making the third film that things started to crystalize. I had an endgame in mind which I had pitched to the group and they loved it. We've been working toward getting to this finish line. But there is an endgame at play here."
He continued, "I think the frustration is that we got a little lost in the fourth film. I think that was frustrating for the fans, and The Marked Ones was my opportunity to get it back on track. To answer some questions and ask some new ones. We have a lot more story left to cover, we're hoping the fans allow us to keep going there. We had an idea as to where we wanted this to go for some time now."
Expanding on the problems of the fourth film, he said, "Four was a tricky one... I think there are some fun moments and great scares and we got some stuff right, but where we really dropped the ball is we didn't advance the mythology and left the audience in a narrative wasteland."