Deadline New York have the scoop on the director for PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2, and it’s Tod Williams. Originally scheduled director Kevin Greutert (SAW VI) would have done the job if it were not for Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures forcing him to direct SAW VII 3D.
Williams doesn’t have much on his filmography thus far (and even less involving horror), but was the director of 2004’s THE DOOR IN THE FLOOR. He seems like a strange choice for director and it seems even stranger that Lionsgate would pit PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 up against SAW 3D on the same day; Halloween 2010. The original PARANORMAL ACTIVITY was a nice breath of fresh air for the horror genre, drawing on the power of the imagination rather than relying on shock tactics to scare. Whether or not Williams can make a worthy sequel is yet to be seen but as usual we’ll keep you updated with any news on the project as it emerges.
Production for PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 starts in May, with the studio aiming to release the film this Halloween season.