Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes production company has spent a lot of time and money over the years making crappy reboots of classic horror films like Friday the 13th, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Amityville Horror, The Hitcher and A Nightmare on Elm Street.
Well, they have finally seen the light and the studio will no longer be remaking horror movies! Instead, they will be focusing on original content which is great! They recently released John Krasinski's film A Quiet Place, which was awesome and they've also found success with The Purge franchise.
In a recent interview with CinePOP, Platinum Dunes co-founder Brad Fuller said "We’ve rebooted enough" and co-founder Andrew Form added "We’ve done all of our [rebooted] horror movies. We’re not going to be doing that anymore." They went on to say:
“For us, as a company, we’re always looking for original material. And the idea of finding something original was important for us. We made a film where there’s two to three minutes of talking in the movie, where sound is a full character, and it feels like audiences are really responding to those ingredients.”
It's good to see that they are finally realizing there is success to be found in original content. Blumhouse Pictures has been extremely successful bring great original horror movies to audiences for years. Now, it's good to see other production companies starting to catch on.
As a fan of horror films, I'm excited that audiences will be getting more original horror movies and fewer remakes of the classics.