Bay Gives F13 & Ouija Update

Michael Bay ... listens to fans?!Hollywood Insider chatted it up with Michael Bay recently about all the various explosive pies his dynamite fingers have been in: Transformers, Ouija and the hot topic known as Platinum Dunes’ Friday the 13th.

When asked about details of Jason’s return to the silver screen, Bay didn’t divulge much, “I haven’t seen the director’s cut because he’s still cutting, but I know this one will really be scary; it’s also funny, as well. It’s a fun college adventure that goes awry. It’s not a movie I would ever show my mom! (Laughs) We don’t make these for our mothers; we make these for the fans out there.

Not that much was going on with Ouija either according to Mr. Bay. No director has been signed. It is in the scripting process now, but he didn’t expand on the plot.

He did, however, speak out about the concerned fans, “There are always haters out there, and you can’t get rid of that. We try to be faithful, and we’re fans ourselves. It’s like when I did Transformers I listened to the fans, you know, but you still have to make your own movie by respecting what was done and trying to give it a whole new twist.

Um… OK, Mr. Bay.


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  • PelusaMG

    “You’re just not going to believe the first 12 minutes!” (Michael Bay, talking about the PD F13 remake)

    So what could the first 12 minutes of this movie possibly be that will make it so ground-breaking, and does the fact that it is only for 12 minutes mean the rest of the film will suck?

  • syd13

    so do we think paramount will be nice enough to serve up some original series special edition goodness once this remake (garbage or not) hits theatres? i know its pollishing a sows ear, but a blu ray release would be kinda sweet, wouldnt it? unrated films, meaty special features, and original cover art would open up my wallet pretty quick. how bout a lifesize jason head-cast as a disc holder? think masters of horror season 2, but with a hockey mask.

    • The Unknown Murderer

      I also wish Paramount would give us an uncut set, but they’ve always seemed ashamed of the Friday series despite the money it made in the 80’s.

      I don’t imagine that it will happen, and here’s to hoping that I’m wrong! A Jason-Bust disc holder? Gad. That’s beautiful.

  • Kryten Syxx

    The Hitcher drops trucks magically from the sky! There’s a car chase music video set to NIN where the Hitcher brings down a helicopter with a handgun! Long scenes decided to someone we don’t know or care about bleeding to death! Montages of police stupidity! Product endorsements! Meek little women being able to wield firearms like pros with no prior knowledge! A villain who lacks any sort of interesting qualities or characteristics. GRIT!

    • The Unknown Murderer

      You make this movie sound like a must see!

      In regards to shooting down a helicopter with a handgun while speeding down the Interstate blasting Nine Inch Nails…

      I’ve done it.

  • Kryten Syxx

    Jason X was stupid fun with a few hilarious deaths, not to mention that it did poke fun at itself most of the time.

  • The Unknown Murderer

    Michael Bay is making movies and we’re not. Dammit! I hate him for that! Even if you hate the haters, Michael, you might listen to us when we say you need to change your clothes.

    Jason X rocks my box. Cryo-Face Cherry Slushie Smash is my favorite kill in the entire series. And I admire Jason’s killing techniques, even in part Eight, though he looked like shit. I mean, shittier than shit.

    Kryten, I’ll give you a list of great things about the TCM remake. I won’t be crude, but the top of the list features Jessical Biel and her fabulous good looks, her tank top, running, R. Lee Ermey, mutated redneck kid, giant fat lady, hot mutated baby-stealer, ridiculous oversize house, sweet cinematography and the film is just mean as hell.

    Also, Jessica stabbing her friend while he’s hanging in a Christ pose, causing his blood to spill all over her…well, that’s heavy-handed symbolism beating us over the head like a meat hammer in the slaughterhouse. I can always use heavy-handed symbolism, as I’m kinda dense.

    I loved the original Hitcher and I haven’t seen the remake yet. Should I?

    • The Woman In Black

      I agree with you that the TCM remake had some merit, especially thanks to Pearl’s contributions. The Hitcher, however? Stay as far away from the remake as humanly possible. It’s as bottom-of-the-barrel as you can get.

  • Rottenjesus

    JASON X is a highly underrated movie. Kane Hodder shows why he IS Jason in the movie, especially when he’s upgraded to Jason XP.

    “We make these movies for the fans.” Um, so explain THE HITCHER remake! Use diagrams and show all your work Mr. Bay!

    • frank_dracman

      Jason XP. Goddamn funny.

      • Gus Bjork

        I also took Jason X as a violent comedy not a horror film and really enjoyed it in that light.

    • syd13

      and any movie with david cronenberg in it can’t be all bad.

  • Kryten Syxx

    The only person I saw jump with fright in TCM was some popped collar douche in front of me.

    • syd13

      if you say so man.

  • Kryten Syxx

    What was good about the TCM remake? Leatherface standing around while someone chopped his arm off? Being able to guess which person was going to be the sole survivor within the first 10 minutes of the film? R. Lee Ermey playing Sgt. Hartman playing Sheriff Hoyt?

    • syd13

      ok, no movie’s perfect, but i stand by my love of the remake. First – the cinematography. Daniel Pearl’s photography was beautiful. yes, i know, everybody mocks platinum dunes for everything being “gritty”…but you could feel the sweat on the people in that movie. Second – it set up well-acted characters and then cut them down in some really brutal ways. the hitchhiker’s headwound at the begining, the chainsaw to the knees after running through the laundry. During a wave of PG13 horror and boring asian remakes, this movie was a breath of fresh air when it was most needed. and third – the sound design. the squelching and thudding of tissue and bone, the silence and the sudden bursts of score. Yes, it used jump scares, but they were effective! and they were paid off. it wasn’t just a pig at the end grabbing jessica biel’s leg, it actually WAS leatherface. There’s a big difference between a fake-out jump scare and one that is actually justified. i saw it in a packed theatre and the audience was screaming! i’ve seen lots of horror in the theatre, and that just doesnt happen enough. Sure it had problems, but, dammit, it was scary! oh, btw…sorry for going off on a tangent…i get that this isnt on topic.

  • syd13

    ok, i agree that Bay is definitely a douchebag, and most of the dunes remakes have been garbage. But say what you will, the TCSM remake was damn good, so there’s reason to hope. And lets take a moment to reflect here. what were the last three movies that our favorite nefarious netminder appeared in? oh yeah, thats right: jason takes manhattan, jason goes to hell, and freddy vs. jason! they litterally go from bad to worse to “there goes my lunch”. This has GOT to be a step up, at the very least. Just like its not physically possible to get colder than -273 degrees celsius, i believe we live in a world where it is not physically possible to make a movie worse than freddy vs. jason.

    • frank_dracman

      You forgot Jason X, one of my favorites. And you’re telling me Freddy VS Jason is WORSE than Jason goes to New(Canada)York? I don’t think so, but to each his own. I for one am excited about a new Jason movie, maybe not as much as Butane, but still pretty jazzed. I’m willing to give Bay seven more dollars, but this is his last chance.
      Yes, he looks like a douche in the picture. Is that a velvet jogging suit?

      • syd13

        damn, you’re right, i did. and you’re right, jason x was certainly enjoyable. but, in answer to your query, yes, i DO prefer jason takes vancouver to freddy vs. jason. i can’t begin to describe just how much i hated that movie. AVP was light-years ahead of FVJ in my opinion. Ronny Yu took the worst aspects of freddy (wisecracking BS and lame freddy-animals) and threw him and jason into a third-rate wrestling movie. At least jason takes manahattan had an entertaining final 15 minutes, not to mention the 80’s cheese factor. I’m not saying its good, but its better than jason goes to hell and certainly better than FVJ. But you’re right. everyone’s gonna have their own opinion. But i think we can both agree that the franchise has been pretty inconsistent lately, and a remake could revitalize it. I mean look what batman begins did for the batman franchise (not horror, i know, but a good example nonetheless).

  • Kryten Syxx

    I like how he refers to concerned fans as haters, as if their complaints don’t hold water. How about the insulting pile of metalic stereotype known as Jazz? Or that Platinum Dunes have made very questionable decisions in their remakes (i.e. Super Silent Chainsaw Technology or Magical Levitating Trucks)?

  • Chainsaw

    He looks like a right douchehole in that pic.

  • bludgeoner

    I wish I could look as cool as Michael Bay does.

    Jason Voorhees scary? How does that work? He can’t be scary anymore. He’s still an excellent killer but the only way they can make this F13th scary is by filling it with jump scares – which isn’t exactly inspirational. Fingers crossed they’re delicate with this one!