Rumor Control: Susco NOT Heading to ‘Area 51′

Dread Central, who has a close relationship with Director Oren Peli, is refuting earlier claims of rewrites on his Paranormal Activity follow-up, Area 51. Some sites have been reporting that genre writer Stephen Susco has been brought in late in the game for rewrites and even possible reshoots on the cinéma-vérité style film in which the dialogue is largely improvised. The truth? “We contacted a direct source close to the production, and as expected, there’s not even a smidgen of truth to the rumor. Susco was possibly going to be involved two years ago, but that never happened, and he’s not involved now at all.” The Paramount production employs the “found footage” narrative structure to tell the story of three teens whose curiosity leads them to the notorious Area 51 portion of Nellis Air Force Base in the Nevada desert.

Source: Dread Central