True Tales of the Supernatural Planned with Fate


The world of the paranormal appears set to increase exponentially as The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Jason Blum, producer of Paranormal Activity, has teamed with George Plamondon and Betsy Schechter, the pair behind the television series “Paranormal State.” Together, they’ve scooped up the rights to the classic supernatural magazine Fate and are interested in bringing its decades of supernatural tales to the big and small screen.

Launched in 1948, Fate is described on the magazine’s official site as follows:

Six decades before the History Channel’s Monster Quest, A&E’s Paranormal State, late-night radio’s Coast to Coast AM, and countless websites, blogs, books, and movies began captivating audiences with true tales of the paranormal — there was FATE — a first-of-its-kind publication dedicated to in-depth coverage of mysterious and unexplained phenomena. FATE was a true journalistic pioneer, covering issues like electronic voice phenomena, cattle mutilations, life on Mars, telepathic communication with animals, and UFOs at a time when discussing such things was neither hip nor trendy like it is today.

No specific plans are, as of yet, announced, but check back for updates as soon as they become available.