25 February 2010 11:03 AM, PST | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

Wow... talk about trading up! Just one month after Saw VI director Kevin Greutert was contractually forced [1] to direct Saw VII, preventing him from taking up the reins on Paranormal Activity 2, Paramount has rebounded with an impressive list of big name directors interested in replacing him on the project. Perhaps the most surprising name on the list is Brian De Palma (The Untouchables, Scarface). Although he might seem like someone who is way above directing a sequel to a low budget horror flick, his last few films, including Redacted, The Black Dahlia, and Femme Fatale, have generated mixed reviews at best. Let's not forget that the man did also direct Stephen King's Carrie, and Redacted was a found footage film of sorts. According to the L.A. Times [2], two other directors are also being considered right now, and although they might not have the same name recognition as De Palma, »

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