The effects of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY's massive succes are still being felt. Inspired by the low-risk, high-reward of both PARANORMAL movies - as well as their SAW series - Lionsgate is embarking on a slate of micro-budget flicks, all with budgets under $2 million. Two of the films don't really seem in our wheelhouse - one is a coming-of-age tale, one is a post-apocalyptic comedy (actually, might have to see how that one pans out) - but the third most certainly needs to be addressed.
6 MIRANDA DRIVE will be written and directed by Greg McLean, the Aussie helmer of WOLF CREEK and ROGUE. The flick is about a family that unwittingly brings a supernatural force home with them from vacation.
I suppose they should just be happy that it isn't malaria they're bringing home...
While Lionsgate apparently expects several of the low-budget efforts to be shot and distributed in 3D, it's unclear whether or not 6 MIRANDA DRIVE will be among them. The studio expects about 10 films will be produced each year under the micro-budget umbrella, most of which will fall into the comedy or horror genres.
In the meantime, we'll keep an eye out for more details on McLean's effort.
ROGUE star Radha Mitchell