Just a week ago, Paramount announced that Saw VI director Kevin Greutert would helm the sequel to Oren Peli’s Paranormal Activity and that the studio would release the movie on October 22, directly up against Saw VII 3D.
It sounds like the breaks have been put on that deal as Deadline Hollywood reports that “Saw” franchise partners Twisted Pictures and Lionsgate have exercised an option that puts Greutert back in the director’s chair for Saw VII 3D, leaving Paranormal Activity 2 without a director for the moment.
The site adds that David Hackl, who directed the fifth “Saw” installment and was previously attached to helm #7, has been taken off the project and will be assigned another film quickly.
What does this mean for Paranormal Activity 2? If Paramount still wants to make the Oct. 22 release date, we will find out very soon.