Brian De Palma (Scarface, The Untouchables, The Black Dahlia) is just one of the names being tossed around to possibly direct “Paranormal Activity 2,” the inevitable sequel to the surprising original box office hit.

This comes as a bit of a surprise considering De Palma is not known for his horror movies, but nevertheless, he is a key person of interest and that’s why this is being reported. Also because originally
Kevin Greutert was attached to direct. Greutert had edited the first five Saw films and sat in the director’s chair for the sixth installment last October.

Paramount expects to release the sequel around the same time as the first, a few days before Halloween on Oct. 22, 2010.