Simon Friend, the veteran producer who brought Life of Pi to Broadway, has picked up the license to the Paramount horror franchise "Paranormal Activity", with the intent of bringing it to the West End via his Simon Friend Entertainment.
Levi Holloway, who wrote the horror-tinged Broadway play Grey House, is on board to script the stage adaptation, which is described as being in early development.
Created by Oren Peli, who wrote, directed, and shot the initial installment, Paranormal is a horror movie series focused, in most outings, on a family terrorized by a demon.
The movies were made between 2009 and 2015. It capitalized on the growing proliferation of video and cellphone cameras to tell spooky and jump-scare-filled tales to great effect.
Made on microbudgets, the movies were massive moneymakers, with the first entry considered to be among the most profitable movies ever made, grossing $193.4 million globally.
The most recent movie, "Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin", was released in 2021 on Paramount+. Theatrically, the movies have grossed almost $900 million.