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Syfy Films Acquires ‘The Paranormalists’

Syfy Films has acquired the rights to ‘The Paranormalists’ from Rob Letterman.

Those Syfy movies that air on Saturday nights are spreading into theaters. Syfy recently partnered with Universal to create Syfy Films, an offshoot that will film and distribute b-grade sci-fi movies. The fledgling company already has two projects lined up. The first is ‘Day 38’, a found-footage film to be produced by McG.

Now, according to a report by, Syfy Films has acquired the rights to The Paranormalists from Rob Letterman. Letterman is the mind behind Dreamworks’ animated Monsters vs Aliens and Shark’s Tale. He was also on board to direct the live-action Stretch Armstrong film for Relativity Media.

The pitch for The Paranormalists is a found-footage film about a group of people who go into a haunted house to debunk the presence of ghosts. Predictably, once inside the house, the paranormal investigators run afoul of something spooky and otherworldly.

Letterman will write and direct The Paranormalists, putting his trademark quirky humor into the film. Imagine Films’ Brian Grazer, Kim Roth, and Sarah Bowen will serve as producers.

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Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.