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Oren Peli might not be a household name just yet, but you know his work. He burst onto the scene after writing and directing the original Paranormal Activity in 2007 and then following that up by writing the ultra-creepy Insidious. With Paranormal Activity 3, which Peli produced, raking in huge cash at the box office, it should come as no surprise that his next project is rolling along quite nicely.
Now FilmNation Entertainment has announced that Peli’s most recent screenplay will be directed by Brad Parker. The untitled film “centers on a group of friends who become stranded in an eerie and desolate city. Abandoned years before in the aftermath of a nuclear disaster, nature has begun to reclaim everything. As the sun sets on this radioactive ghost town, inhuman cries cut through the night air. It seems they are not alone.”
Peli wrote the movie and will be producing along with Brian Witten, who worked on Final Destination and Friday the 13th. Mostly filled with new actors, the cast includes Jesse McCartney, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Jonathan Sadowski, Devin Kelley, Nathan Phillips, Dimitri Diatchenko and Ingrid Bolso Berdal. Filming started Oct. 30 in Eastern Europe.