Friday, October 06, 2006

Less Budget, More Pics

Platinum Dunes (Michael Bay's company) strikes a deal to make pictures for Rogue for under $25 Million each.

Read about it here.

It's interesting to note that the blockbuster-budgeted Bay (ARMAGEDDON, THE ROCK. PEARL HARBOR) is head of a company whose greatest success to date has been the remake of THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE which was made for $9M and grossed $109M.

They also seem to be targeting remakes...which is another DISCussion.


Matt Davids said...

As far as remakes go I get the whole concept about built-in audiences but some unholy force would have to possess me before ever watched a Hitchcock remake instead of the original.

What do you think of what MGM is doing?

Matt Davids

Jeff O'Brien said...

I know I've been waiting for a remake of NEAR DARK by a music video director. Almost as much as I look fwd to a remake of Wes Craven's SHOCKER.

I know if may make business sense and it means more product out there, more chances for writers, yadda yadda yadda, built in audience... we could have this now boring debate til the cows come home. It's like legalized prostitution. It's not pretty and no matter how much revenue comes from taxing a blowjob, we don't have to like it.

See my similar rant at FOR's board...