Paramount Plus, the new streaming service set to replace CBS All-Access on March 4, 2021, has just announced that they have begun working on three major titles.
The first will be a new installment in the ‘Paranormal Activity’ franchise that, according to initial reports from The Hollywood Reporter, will be an “unexpected retooling” of the found footage franchise.
Christopher Landon, the writer behind four of the previous ‘Paranormal Activity’ installments, is attached to write, with Will Eubank (Underwater) serving as the film’s director. Jason Blum returns to produce this new installment, along with Oren Peli, the writer/director of the original film.
The next project is an origin story to ‘Pet Sematary,’ the film based on the bestselling horror novel by Stephen King. Jeff Buhler, the writer behind the 2019 remake, will return to write this new script. Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers) is attached to produce the film.
The third project is an original horror film, ‘The In Between,’ which stars Joey King (The Act) and Kyle Allen (The Path). The film will be about a teenage girl who, after surviving a car accident that killed her boyfriend, believes that he is attempting to contact her from beyond the grave.
Marc Klein (Mirror Mirror) is writing, with Arie Posin (The Chumscrubber) serving as the film’s director.
All three films will premiere exclusively on the streaming service.
The streaming service will also change how Paramount handles its theatrical releases, seeing the amount of time their films spend in theatres being drastically reduced.
It is being reported that, after only 45 days in theatres, titles like ‘Mission Impossible 7’ and ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ will premiere on the streaming service.
If that’s not enough, Paramount Plus also promises to offer a library of 30,000+ TV episodes and 2,500 movies.