‘Paranormal Activity 4’ Directors Developing ‘Home Alone’ Esque Movie Set In Bali | Film News
Paranormal Activity 4 directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman have a new project in the works. Paramount Players and ACE Entertainment are producing what’s being described as Home Alone meets Catch Me If You Can.
Brendan O’Brien (Neighbours) has written the script, which is based on the true story of a 12-year-old Australian boy who tricked his family, stole a parent’s credit card, and took off on a whirlwind holiday to Bali. Various publications picked up the story, and Matt Kaplan‘s ACE acquired the rights, setting the project up at Paramount Players, where he has a first look deal.
The child – whose identity was never released, and reports referred to him only as Drew – seems a lot more rebellious than Macauley Culkin‘s Kevin McAllister, but the Home Alone comparisons look apt. It will be interesting what sort of tone the film takes on; having the Paranormal Activity directors helming a family film doesn’t quite fit.
Joost and Schulman began their career directing Catfish, which inspired the MTV series of the same name and the word itself quickly entered the cultural lexicon. They also directed the cyber-thriller Nerve, and recently wrapped an untitled Netflix movie with Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Screenwriter O’Brien has mostly penned comedies with longtime collaborator Andrew Jay Cohen. Again, it’s hard to gauge exactly the tone this movie is aiming for right now, but it has more than enough intrigue to become something interesting.