For the first time, the Japanese are doing a remake of an American horror film instead of the other way around. Released in 2009, Paranormal Activity made over $100 million in ticket sales on a $15,000 budget. The movie became super popular among Japanese audiences and, as a result, a Japanese distributor, Presidio Corporation, will be creating Paranormal Activity: Tokyo Night.
The Japanese sequel takes place in Japan with a girl who visits San Diego as an exchange student. She brings back into her own family’s house the evil that had originally haunted the main character of the American version. After watching the Japanese versions of The Ring and The Grudge (OK, Googling these links will not help me sleep tonight), I have no doubt the Japanese version of this movie will leave me with more sleepless nights.
Check out the trailer for Paranormal Activity 2!