We broke the news back in January that, after hitting a home run with Paranormal Activity 3, both Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman will be returning to direct Paranormal Activity 4 for Paramount Pictures. Now we’ve got another bit of news, only this one isn’t all that exciting.
21-year-old Matt Shively (pictured below; April Apocalypse) is in talks to head the relatively unknown cast, we’re exclusively being told. He would play “Alex” if cast. Paramount had no comment.
The studio slated the return of Katie, Kristi and the not-so-friendly ghost Toby for October 19, 2012.
Joost and Schulman co-directed Catfish independently before it was acquired by Universal. PA 3 has made over $200 million at the box office worldwide, while the entire Paranormal Activity franchise has pulled in approximately $577 worldwide at the box office alone making it a near billion dollar franchise (when you include home video).