Wasn’t it just yesterday I was reporting on a new Platinum Dunes pic? Oh yeah, it was. Well it seems that after taking some time off after A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010), Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew form are getting busy again. And on some original projects too.
Russell Brand (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Arthur) has been set for the lead in Hauntrepreneur. A pic that will again pair Platinum with Paramount.
Per Variety, “The story revolves around a family that has trouble adjusting to a new town and hires a peculiar man who calls himself the Hauntrepreneur to help them. In an attempt to bring them together, the man creates a haunted house filled with an odd cast of characters. Par had no comment on the casting. Par picked up the spec from Scott Rosenberg in October and will now look to lock down a director.”
I know a lot of people hate Brand, but he has yet to really rub me the wrong way in a film role. I actually think he’s pretty funny and has some nice, understated, dramatic chops that he doesn’t really get enough credit for. I know. Turn in my indie cred card, right?
What do you guys think? I’m not sure how long I give that title lasting, though.
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