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'Paranormal Activity' director ready to shoot 'Area 51'

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Paranormal Activity writer-director Oren Peli is gearing up for his next project. He will start shooting Area 51 next week, Variety confirms. The project, which uses a similar “found footage” structure, is about three teenagers curious to explore the infamous Area 51 in the Nevada desert. The film’s budget is $5 million, a big step up from the $11,000 shooting budget for cult horror hit Paranormal Activity, which Paramount will expand to 40 cities this weekend.

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