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Platinum Dunes Promises More Original Genre Films and No More Horror Reboots

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Platinum Dunes, the company founded by Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller, first rose to prominence courtesy of a series of horror franchise remakes, beginning with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre in 2003. The Amityville Horror, The Hitcher, Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street all followed in its wake.

More recently, however, Dunes has brought us the Purge franchise and this year’s A Quiet Place, and they say that original genre entertainment is their main focus going forward. In a new chat with CinePOP, Fuller and Form just say no to horror remakes

“We’ve rebooted enough,” Fuller told the site. “We’ve done all of our [rebooted] horror movies. We’re not going to be doing that anymore.”

Form added, “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.”

With A Quiet Place scaring up $50 million domestically this past weekend, we’d say that not only is horror super hot right now, but ORIGINAL horror is hotter than ever.

So expect a lot more of it up on the big screen in the coming years.

Writer in the horror community since 2008. Owns Eli Roth's prop corpse from Piranha 3D. Has three awesome cats. Still plays with toys.


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