Paranormal Activity stage play in the works for London's West End - 16 years after iconic horror franchise debuted
The Paranormal Activity franchise is set to be turned into a stage play on London's West End - 16 years after the first film in the horror movie series was released.
Simon Friend, who commandeered the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Life of Pi has acquired the license to the franchise and plans to bring it to the theatre, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Broadway's Grey House writer Levi Holloway is on board to write the stage adaptation of Paranormal Activity - which is said to be in 'early development.'
Levi Holloway, who wrote the horror-tinged Broadway play Grey House, is on board to pen the stage adaptation, which is described as being in early development.
The first Paranormal Activity - which premiered in 2007 before its wider release in 2009 - was made for just $15,000 and featured a cast of unknowns - but quickly became a sleeper hit and was even dubbed 'the new Blair Witch Project'.
Fright night: The Paranormal Activity franchise is set to be turned into a stage play on London's West End - 16 years after the first film in the horror movie series was released
Paranormal Activity 1: Paranormal Activity is about a young middle class couple who have just moved into a starter home in San Diego (pictured Katie Featherston in the film)
It took $7million on its first weekend - even though it was only shown on 160 screens across the U.S.
Paranormal Activity is about a young middle class couple who have just moved into a starter home in San Diego.
They have become convinced that a demonic presence lurks in their bedroom at night when they try to sleep - so they decide to set up a video camera to catch it.
It starred newcomers Micah Sloat, who played a cocky and sure of himself Micah, and Katie Featherston, who played the sweet and charming Katie who has been through a haunting before.
Katie has been obsessed by dark spiritual forces since her childhood, which have followed her from house to house, attracted to her for reasons that go unexplained.
This is bad news for her boyfriend Micah, a young trader, with whom she has just moved in.
When odd things start happening around Katie again, Micah decides to buy a video camera and film the occurrences in the hopes of capturing something on tape - or debunking her fears.
Word has it in Hollywood that Paranormal Activity found its way to legendary sci-fi director Steven Spielberg.
Spielberg was said to have been so creeped out while watching the film at home - a door in his house became inexplicably locked from the inside - that he switched off half way through and sent it back in a bin bag.
Paranormal Activity was followed by six sequels, the most recent of which - Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin - was released in October 2021.
Six sequels: Broadway's Grey House writer Levi Holloway is on board to write the stage adaptation of Paranormal Activity - which is said to be in 'early development' (pictured 2014's Paranormal Activity 5 : The Marked Ones)
Sixth instalment: Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension was released in 2015