When you become an A-list director, it’s a huge no-no to go backwards in your career. You don’t go off and make a $200M movie, and then shoot yourself in the foot and make a $20M genre film. That’s why it’s so rare to see one of the greats come back to the genre that started their career (say goodbye to James Wan!)
With that, director Michael Bay gets his horror kicks by producing low-budget horror through Platinum Dunes. In a new special feature over at THR, which breaks down to “20 Masters of Horror”, Bay reveals that it’s a fantasy of his to one day helm a horror film.
“I have a great fantasy — that I will probably make a reality — of directing my own self-financed horror movie,” he says in this bit.
Say what you will about Platinum Dunes and Bay, but I’m a fan. Sure, not everything ends up being the best, but it comes with the best of intentions. I would totally see a horror film directed by Bay.
Now here’s the part where you jump down my throat and call me an idiot…