Star Trek 2 Pushed to 2013, Transformers 4 and Paranormal Activity 4 in Idea Stages
11.15.11 by Ryan
Shortly after the success of Star Trek, the 2009 reboot of the widely popular sci-fi franchise, Paramount scheduled a June 29, 2012, release date for Star Trek 2 (working title) despite lacking a script and a commitment to return from director J.J. Abrams.
In July, Paramount finally gave the release date to G.I. Joe: Retaliation, pushing Star Trek 2 into a date to be determined. THR reports the sequel could arrive as soon as 2013, according to a quarterly conference call with Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman, who also mentioned that Abrams was "focused on developing the next installment of our Star Trek franchise."
Dauman also revealed Paramount is "developing ideas for Paranormal Activity 4" and Transformers 4, which shouldn't be any surprise considering how hugely successful the third installments of each franchise were. Transformers: Dark of the Moon earned over a billion dollars worldwide, while Paranormal Activity 3 had the best opening weekend ever for a horror flick and has grossed $183 million worldwide so far.
Transformers director Michael Bay has denied reports that he is involved in talks for a fourth installment, as was reported in October. Reportedly, the fourth and fifth installments could be shot back-to-back, though, clearly, nothing is confirmed yet.
What a fourth Paranormal Activity movie would be about is unknown, though ScreenRant speculates that it will answer some of the franchise's unanswered questions. What we can be sure about is that it will follow the "found footage" style of the previous installments and involve a vindictive spirit that haunts a young family.