Fuller And Form Talk Platinum Dunes Future
Posted by Brian on 06/17/2009
MovieWeb recently had the chance to sit down and talk with Brad Fuller and Andrew Form about their upcoming projects for Platinum Dunes. They’re currently working on the Wes Craven-bashed A Nightmare On Elm Street remake, and would like to follow it up with a sequel to last year’s crappy Friday The 13th reboot.
When asked if they sequel would be in 3d, the two seemed skeptical. “From day one, when we started talking about the movie, we always envisioned it in 3D. We would love to make a 3D horror movie. I just don’t think they will throw the money our way. And I don’t think we have the time to be ready for it. We don’t have a release date. We don’t have a greenlit movie. I want to be very clear on that: We don’t have a script for Friday the 13th II. If it does get greenlit, and we are able to mount it in a reasonable amount of time, we will have the film opening on August 13th of 2010. If we make this movie, we need to do it quickly. We need to shoot it before winter. The date is going to be summer, so we’d have to figure out how much post time we need for the 3D. It is a lot longer than a non-3D movie to get it into theaters.“
The duo are also keen to see the next Friday The 13th take place in the snow, but not entirely. “We don’t want to go to Winnipeg and shoot this whole movie in the snow. We did that once, and we are never going to do it again. We want to have fun. We want to present something that audiences haven’t seen before. One of the things they haven’t seen before is Jason in the snow. Our goal is to bring them things they haven’t seen.” By rebooting something that spanned twelve films and ripping off kills from the original movies? I’m right there with ya, guys. After that, more slasher movies for the studio. “The Butcherhouse is a really good script. We are really close on that one. It was a play, but it is original. That is in the same wheelhouse as Friday the 13th. It’s fun horror. We aren’t pulling people’s teeth and nails out. There is a great villian.”
Their version of The Birds, based on the short story by Daphne Du Maurier and not Alfred Hitchock’s film, seems less likely to happen. “We keep trying. That is so hard to get the script right. We struggle with it. I won’t have anything to say until the script is finished. We have already said enough. There are limitations with the birds. They peck. And poop. There is not a lot of variety. We lay ourselves out there to get annihilated online every single day. And that movie opens us up to complete annihilation. Why pursue it? Because as a producer, you pursue a bunch of different things. The ones that come to fruition, you make. The other ones are just a good effort. It comes to a point where we decide what we are going to make. We don’t come up with these movies and then send people to the set to make them for us. We need to figure out how much time we can spend on a set, and this year, we are spoken for. Hopefully The Butcherhouse will be made next year.”
“The Butcherhouse Chronicles”, written by Michael P. Hidalgo (who also scripted the film), was a darkly comic horror stage show about four high school students out to discover the truth behind a mysterious old property known as the Butcherhouse.