Creature-Corner, once embarrassed by the smashing of their scoop that Dimension could actually be remaking the classic John Carpenter flick, Halloween, can now clean those eggs off their faces. Seems Creature-Corner might have actually scored some super brownie points now that Patrick Sauriol of Cinescape is bringing this rumor back to life! The story gets even more complex now, as Michael Bay, who just produced the remake of Texas Chainsaw Massacre is involved, read on for the scoop.
Is the remake of Halloween really burning in the ashes? Cinescape writes, “As announced earlier this week, Michael Bay’s production company Platinum Dunes struck a deal with Dimension Films to develop and produce films for that studio. According to the trade stories, the first slate of Platinum projects being developed will be priced at about $15 million dollars each, and that the production firm is already considering several of Dimension’s properties.”
“Which leads us to what one of our industry insiders had to tell us. Our source is well-known and has scooped us news items that we broke first before we saw them appear in the trades.”
“According to this source, one of the franchises that has been mentioned as a possible project for Platinum Dunes is a remake of John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN. Yes, really. “Remake” as in the latest THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, which was Platinum’s, and the remake of THE AMITYVILLE HORROR that the company has going on over at MGM right now.”
“Now before going any further, let us say that our source wasn’t sure if Bay or anyone from Platinum is taking this idea seriously, or even if they’ve been presented the notion of remaking HALLOWEEN for a 21st century audience. All that our source knows for certain is that there has been a mention within Dimension that this could be a possible endeavor for Platinum to take on — day-dreaming, one might say. Maybe it won’t get farther than the gleam-in-the-exec’s-eye phase; maybe Bay or one of the other Platinum owners will nix the idea, or maybe Platinum will commit to another Dimension project before considering a HALLOWEEN remake.”
For more, head on over to Cinescape.