Oren Pelis Area 51 lands distributor

Paramount landed US distribution rights to the Oren Peli-directed Area 51.

Following the success of Oren Peli’s $15,000 supernatural thriller Paranormal Activity at the box office, Paramount Pictures has reportedly picked up the rights to distribute the filmmaker’s $5 million follow-up Area 51.

According to reports, Peli wrote and directed the movie and it’s being produced by Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions using the same “found footage” structure to tell the story of three teens whose curiosity leads them to the notorious Area 51 portion of Nellis Air Force Base in the Nevada desert.

The movie has already been filmed with unknown actors Reid Warner, Darrin Bragg and Ben Rovner and is currently in post-production.