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Paranormal Activity director teams with Mel Gibson to scare you

11.08.2010

Oren Peli's long-awaited (?) follow-up to PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, AREA 51, hasn't hit theaters yet but the director is already turning his attention to his latest project. Peli has signed on to direct the thriller ELIZA GRAVES based on a short story by Edgar Allen Poe. An adaptation of GRAVES has been in the works since 2001 and at various times has had Johnny Depp, Heath Ledger and Natalie Portman attached to star (at this point none of those names are attached to the film).

Mel Gibson is producing the film but he's been involved with the production since its early days and it's unclear exactly how involved he is with the current iteration of the project.

The film follows a recent Harvard grad who travels to Maine for a residency at psychiatric hospital. Shortly after arriving he discovers that the patients have taken over and are disguising themselves as the staff. (The inmates are running the asylum! Get it!)

No word on when exactly filming might begin or if Peli will return to any of the "found footage" tricks he used in both PARANORMAL and AREA 51.

Source: Variety

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