It’s 5AM in Austin, TX. I haven’t slept in 24 hours and I have a flight to catch at 9AM. I’m tired, my stomach hurts and I’m more than a little loopy right now. But you know what? None of it matters, because I just spent the day on the set of Friday the 13th!
You know things are getting weird when Hollywood turns to the virtually untapped world of board games to find their next high-concept script. Like today, when THR reported that Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes have signed a deal with Hasbro to bring the supernatural adventure Ouija to the big screen.
The official Platinum Dunes website got an update today with the very first picture from the set of Friday the 13th. Before getting too excited, only producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form appear in the pic. There's no Jason for you ... yet.
Platinum Dunes, in their neverending quest to remake anything they can toss some sweat and dirt on, have been eyeing up who would be the best pick to script the Nightmare on Elm Street remake. Was their choice going to go over well with genre fans? Maybe...
Over the past month or so, we've seen a number of young, beautiful people being picked up to populate Camp Crystal Lake. While some argue that this isn't doing any favors to the series, I beg to differ. If we look back through the years, can you honestly say that the F13 franchise has been so much more than just pretty people getting hacked up? Bring it on! Let's see the new generation take on Jason, why not?
There's going to be grit! There's going to be dirt! There's going to be a beautiful woman who was once the fantasy of many "Star Trek" fans! Ah, Platinum Dunes' Friday the 13th has added someone to the cast to kinda be excited about!
Some final casting bits found their way online today for the upcoming Friday the 13th sequel, which starts rolling very soon over in Austin, TX under the direction of Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake helmer Marcus Nispel.
While it’s good to have some news that Platinum Dunes are finally looking at working on some original stuff as opposed to remake after remake, it’s too bad the premise of The Butcherhouse Chronicles doesn’t sound like anything that original...
Is there nothing Platinum Dunes won't toss some grit on? Freddy, Jason, Hitcher, Leatherface ... not one horror icon is safe and now even the seed of Satan may be rolling around in a crib full of grittiness and Nine Inch Nails albums.
Of all the horror icons, Freddy Krueger is my favorite. The first horror film I watched was A Nightmare on Elm Street, and from then on I was hooked. It didn't matter what others thought of the sequels; I was glued to the franchise. So, what should one think when this series is put into some questionable hands?
A while back we told you guys about a new project David Goyer was working on with Platinum Dunes that, both then and now, suffered from a lack of title (“Goyer Finds Possession Story” – Nomvember 2007).
David Goyer has way too much going on at any given time to be able to focus too much on one particular project. One of his most recent announcements that intrigued me was the adaptation of Baltimore (review), but it’s only one movie among many the writer/director is working on.
Though it’s a bit slow by today’s standards, Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds is still seen by most as one of the most terrifying movies they’ve seen, be they hardcore horror fans casual moviegoers.
Now this is the kind of smart thinking I like to hear from the world of Hollywood; Brad Fuller, one of the producers at Platinum Dunes, told the folks at B-D last night that there are absolutely no plans for another Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Finally, someone admits they don’t want to create a trilogy.
The trades are reporting this morning that the final specifics of a long-gestating deal between Michael Bay’s remake machine production house Platinum Dunes and the Universal spin-off studio Rogue Pictures have finally been settled, and the deal is in place.