PARANORMAL ACTIVITY Haunts Tokyo With Second Official Sequel

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PARANORMAL ACTIVITY Haunts Tokyo With Second Official Sequel
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Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the other Paranormal Activity 2. Yes, you read that right. Though Tod Williams' effort has been getting all the press it is not the only sequel to Oren Peli's micro-budget macro-hit.

Developed simultaneously to the US Paranormal Activity 2 is the Japanese effort Paranormal Activity 2: Tokyo Night. Developed jointly by Japan's Presidio and US based IM Global this is a 100% authorized and sanctioned sequel to Peli's film and is something of a first in that it represents a sort of parallel sequel with the Paranormal story now developing different branches as opposed to running in a linear story as is the norm. Again, this is neither a remake nor a Japanese version of the American sequel but a totally independent story rooted in the Paranormal Activity world. And if this sort of thing has ever been done before I can't think of an example.

Written and directed by Toshikazu Nagae the story revolves around a Japanese student who brings the ghost home with him from a trip in San Diego thereby unleashing it in Tokyo. Paranormal Activity 2: Tokyo Night hits Japanese screens in December and we've got the first trailer below.
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Rhythm-XOctober 5, 2010 5:02 PM

I think it's a very interesting idea to have parallel sequels in different countries, as long as they don't step on each other's toes by contradicting one another.

Mazinger ZOctober 5, 2010 8:42 PM

ppfff...I'll tell you what's REALLY scary and paranormal: its the ganguro panda girls at 0:16!
creepy little cat-boy from The Grudge anyone?

https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawljr1FOJzCCUOoUCK84TgBsXs3qe7htRBwOctober 5, 2010 9:13 PM

Far from exactly like this but reminds me of the case with the 2010 Toki o Kakeru Shōjo film which is a both a sequal to the novel and to some extent a contemporary re-casting of it, as was the 2006, MAMORU Hosoda-directed film. But it's totally not inspired by the success of that as the protagonist of that is the original's niece whereas in this it's her daughter. And it's complete coincide that she's played by the same actress that voiced the nice in that film.