First Character Details Revealed for Paranormal Activity 5

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paranormal-activity-katieGregory Plotkin is gearing up to shoot Paranormal Activity 5 next month here in Los Angeles.  The next chapter in the series is arriving in time for the Halloween 2014 season when it opens October 24th.  On writing duties they have Jason Pagan and Andrew Stark.  To date, very few details have been revealed about which direction they're going in story-wise.

When we spoke to Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones writer-director Christopher Landon recently, he told us this about the fifth entry:  "Gregory Plotkin, who is directing, he's been the editor on all of these and if there's anyone who knows these movies, it's him because he has to sit with all of the footage all day long.  I think he's going to take it in a cool direction.  We obviously have discussions about it because we want the movies to be connected.  So, we were talking at the end of [The Marked Ones] because it's going to be tied to what they're doing in the fifth film."

Today, Moviehole landed some information regarding the characters we'll see in Paranormal Activity 5 – looks like they landed some casting breakdowns…

Ryan, Emily, their 6-year-old daughter Leila, and Mike, Ryan’s younger brother (essentially a less fitter, less funkier version of his brother) essetially.

Ryan, 26-31, is described as a ‘big kid’, he’s a video-game designer who has relocated his family from New York to Pala Alto for a cushy gig at Rockstar Games.

Though somewhat of a hippie (she’s into organic food, loves the arts and music, won’t let her daughter eat Gluten, and sports tattoos), Wife Emily is considerably more serious than her young husband – she’s constantly on the go, does Yoga, and though loving, has an air of maturity about her. Her sister died a year before.

Their daughter Leila seems to be a mixture of both – a bit of a fearless, opinionated tomboy.

And it goes without saying, Ryan and Emily’s family quickly realizes something is not OK within their new house.

Also expect Katie Featherston to return as Katie.

So, we get another family with daughters.  Hmmm, that plays into a common theme found in the franchise (we breakdown down in our podcast The Bloodcast) – but how does it tie into the bigger picture?

Here's to hoping the fifth installment pushes the series forward rather than being a retread like Paranormal Activity 4!

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