This is a funny turn of events, methinks. When Saw hit the scene six years ago, the low cost of production combined with the unexpectedly high box office take meant a tidy sum for Twisted Pictures and Lionsgate; this further meant director James Wan was set to become horrors next big thing. That never really happened, however. I'm sure the franchise has made/still makes him boatloads of money, but following lackluster reactions to Dead Silence and Death Sentence, Wan slid away from the spotlight. Even news that he was taking over Castlevania from Paul WS Anderson was met with a tepid "Meh, at least it's not Anderson" kind of reaction.

Which is why I find it highly amusing that Oren Peli is now producing James Wan's next film, The Further. Obviously I don't want to imply that Wan is getting a handout from the Paranormal Activity director and couldn't get his film made otherwise, but it is an interesting development considering Peli had never even made a film before PA let alone produced someone else's. But hey, considering PA is now the most profitable film ever made (and likely will be for a long, long, long time), Peli has certainly earned the freedom to spread his career wings.

There aren't a ton of details at this point, but Bloody-Disgusting did manage to score a logline for the film: "A young family makes the terrifying discovery that the body of their comatose boy has become a magnet for malevolent entities, while his consciousness lies trapped in the dark and insidious realm known as The Further."

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