Screen Junkies » Platinum Dunes http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 05 Dec 2014 19:25:26 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Despite Being Awful, ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Sequel In The Works http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/despite-being-awful-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-sequel-in-the-works/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/despite-being-awful-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-sequel-in-the-works/#comments Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:09:50 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=264031 Perhaps now we'll learn the true secret of the ooze.

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Apparently we did need that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot. The Platinum Dunes update brought $93.7 million globally when it debuted this weekend. That’s far more than the film’s expectations and Paramount announced that they are moving forward with a sequel. Perhaps now we’ll learn the true secret of the ooze.

This success comes on the heels of terrible reviews and a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 19%. It’s suspected that a big part of the film’s success is due to Whoopi Goldberg’s rabid teenaged fan base. The multiple award-winning actress has dominated at the box office once again. Currently there are no plans for a Jumpin’ Jack Flash reboot but it’s just a matter of when.

You can expect The Teenage Mu2ant Ninja Turtles to open June 3rd, 2016, so you have time to prepare yourself mentally for a ninja turtles in Miami film. (Variety)

Over the weekend, I watched a reviewer of the film say, “And there’s eye candy there for the moms too. Those turtles have some pretty nice muscles.” That’s gross, lady. They’re teenagers.

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Michael Bay To Produce Brilliantly Named Film: ‘The Hauntrepreneur’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/michael-bay-to-produce-brilliantly-named-film-the-hauntrepreneur/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/michael-bay-to-produce-brilliantly-named-film-the-hauntrepreneur/#comments Thu, 19 May 2011 01:05:21 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=212773 Paramount purchased the Scott Rosenberg ('Con Air') spec script 'The Hauntrepreneur', about a strange man who builds haunted houses. Sounds spooktacular.

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Movie titles rarely make me rethink my choice of career. However, after a bit of deliberation, I think I might give up whatever it is I do for a living and become a hauntrepreneur. I’m just imagining living in a high rise haunted mansion, surrounded by ectoplasm-covered money, a hot ghost girl on each arm. That in the American Scream Dream.

Paramount purchased the Scott Rosenberg (Con Air) spec script The Hauntrepreneur, and Michael Bay‘s horror production company Platinum Dunes will produce. The story centers around an unusual man who builds a haunted house for a troubled family, who aren’t adjusting well to their new neighborhood. A haunted house is a great way to bring the family together. It’s why so many family therapist vampires recommend them.

Platinum Dunes is in pre-production on McG‘s Ouija movie for Universal. (Hollywood Reporter)

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Finally, A Movie More Ridiculous Than ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/finally-a-movie-more-ridiculous-than-cowboys-aliens/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/finally-a-movie-more-ridiculous-than-cowboys-aliens/#comments Tue, 22 Feb 2011 21:32:20 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=29150 A robot would obviously win in a fight against a zombie, right? Well,what if that zombie were an intelligent zombie? Think about that.

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A robot would obviously win in a fight against a zombie, right? Well,what if that zombie were an intelligent zombie? Think about that.

That’s exactly the question that the film Inherit The Earth asks. Based on the comic book Zombies vs. Robots and produced by Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes, the film pits automatons against cadavers for the survival of the last girl on earth.

The Internet is abuzz with criticism for this project which seems unjust. After all, all roads have been leading to this. Amongst the Jane Austen remixes, historical action heroes, and board game adaptations, this actually seems like a fresh idea. Rather than complain, just get to work on a Vampires vs. Robots spec script before Alan Goldsher beats you to it. (Deadline)

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Michael Bay Owns Taylor Lautner For 2012 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/michael-bay-owns-taylor-lautner-for-2012/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/michael-bay-owns-taylor-lautner-for-2012/#comments Wed, 16 Feb 2011 20:30:17 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=27581 Michael Bay has just written himself into Taylor Lautner's calendar with the most awesome ink money can buy.

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"You clean that plate, Buster!"

Michael Bay has just written himself into Taylor Lautner‘s calendar with the most awesome ink money can buy. With his 2011 already booked up with Incarceron, the Twilight finale, some untitled spy thing, and Stretch Armstrong, Bay was able to secure the overworked teen for 2012. Let’s hope the Mayans were right.

Last night, a script was sent out to all the major studios for auction. Bidding begins at one bajillion dollars (US). There are no details about the secret project’s plot but it’s described as Mr. & Mrs. Smith meets Wanted. So… it stars two Angelina Jolies back when she’d do nudity? Do they make out?? That’d be cool. (Deadline)

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‘Taken’ Director Pierre Morel May As Well Direct Ouija Board Movie http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/taken-director-pierre-morel-may-as-well-direct-ouija-board-movie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/taken-director-pierre-morel-may-as-well-direct-ouija-board-movie/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 "No. Seriously, do not listen to this thing. I do not have a crush on Cindy Hawkins." I, like most others, reacted poorly when it was announced that Platinum Dunes are making a movie based off Hasbro's Ouija Board. "That's dumb," I thought. "There won't even be any room to work in French martial arts." Oh, how short-sighted I was, friends. Taken director Pierre Morel is on the shortlist to direct the film. That means this will be the ass-kickingest game of Ouija ever played. All I see in my head when I think of this is a child-version of Liam Neeson breaking his older sister's fingers one by one until she admits she moved the planchette. Hopefully, he'll be able to get Neeson himself. You know, if Milton Bradley doesn't have him under retainer. (LA Times)

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"No. Seriously, do not listen to this thing. I do not have a crush on Cindy Hawkins."

I, like most others, reacted poorly when it was announced that Platinum Dunes are making a movie based off Hasbro’s Ouija Board. "That’s dumb," I thought. "There won’t even be any room to work in French martial arts." Oh, how short-sighted I was, friends.

Taken director Pierre Morel is on the shortlist to direct the film. That means this will be the ass-kickingest game of Ouija ever played. All I see in my head when I think of this is a child-version of Liam Neeson breaking his older sister’s fingers one by one until she admits she moved the planchette. Hopefully, he’ll be able to get Neeson himself. You know, if Milton Bradley doesn’t have him under retainer. (LA Times)

 

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Michael Bay Wants to Make Alien Abductions Explode http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/michael-bay-wants-to-make-alien-abductions-explode/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/michael-bay-wants-to-make-alien-abductions-explode/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Alien abductions and big explosions: together at last! Director Michael Bay is teaming with Paramount Pictures to produce Bobby Glickert's upcoming alien film, tentativly titled Confidential Alien Project (don't let them screw with that title, Bobby). While Glickert has directed a few horror shorts, this will be his first full-length feature. Insiders are comparing the film to both Cloverfield and Paranormal Activity, which is a nice way of saying it's cheap. Considering Paramount is hoping to keep the budget at around $12 million, that seems to be the case. Deadline is reporting that Bay's production company, Platinum Dunes, is currently shopping for writers, so if anyone knows a lot of synonyms for "Kaboom," send your resume here.

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Alien abductions and big explosions: together at last!

Director Michael Bay is teaming with Paramount Pictures to produce Bobby Glickert’s upcoming alien film, tentativly titled Confidential Alien Project (don’t let them screw with that title, Bobby). While Glickert has directed a few horror shorts, this will be his first full-length feature. Insiders are comparing the film to both Cloverfield and Paranormal Activity, which is a nice way of saying it’s cheap. Considering Paramount is hoping to keep the budget at around $12 million, that seems to be the case.

Deadline is reporting that Bay’s production company, Platinum Dunes, is currently shopping for writers, so if anyone knows a lot of synonyms for "Kaboom," send your resume here.

 

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Michael Bay to Produce ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Reboot http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/michael-bay-to-produce-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-reboot/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/michael-bay-to-produce-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-reboot/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Michael Bay and his team of lovable misfits (Brad Fuller and Andrew Form) have inked a deal with Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon to produce a live-action reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. The group is scheduled to meet with writers in the next few weeks, although given that this is a Michael Bay production, the hiring of a "writer" is simply a formality to appease the WGA.While casting details have yet to be determined, Twilight heartthrob Taylor Lautner should be a shoe in for the role of Master Splinter thanks to his peak physical condition and his rat-like facial features. However, it remains to be seen if Lautner is willing to let Michael Bay film him washing a car in a string bikini. (Deadline)

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Michael Bay and his team of lovable misfits (Brad Fuller and Andrew Form) have inked a deal with Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon to produce a live-action reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. The group is scheduled to meet with writers in the next few weeks, although given that this is a Michael Bay production, the hiring of a "writer" is simply a formality to appease the WGA.

While casting details have yet to be determined, Twilight heartthrob Taylor Lautner should be a shoe in for the role of Master Splinter thanks to his peak physical condition and his rat-like facial features. However, it remains to be seen if Lautner is willing to let Michael Bay film him washing a car in a string bikini. (Deadline)

 

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Michael Bay Hot For ‘Heatseekers’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/michael-bay-hot-for-heatseekers/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/michael-bay-hot-for-heatseekers/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Paramount has picked up the action screenplay Heatseekers for Michael Bay to get his sticky fingers all over, a.k.a. produce, not direct. Bay's company Platinum Dunes signed a first-look deal with Paramount last October to make lower-budget genre pictures, and Heatseekers written by newbie Georgie Mahaffey is the first project to get the Bay mushroom cloud seal of approval.In the mold of "Fast & Furious" and "Point Break," "Heatseekers" follows a young ex-military pilot who infiltrates a gang of aerial "pirates" working out of Bangkok and takes part in an elaborate tower heist using powered gliders and parachutes.Are people just making up professions now? Bank-robber-surfer makes sense, but an aerial pirate? That's something a Kevin James character writes down on a job application to impress a sexy CEO. Then the next thing you know he's ziplining off a building in Bangkok where his ineptitude leads to his success. Too bad an Asian street gang led by Bay has already had their way with James's dream girl while he was up in the air jackin' around. The title HEATSEEKERS! flies at the screen. Roll credits. (THR)

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Paramount has picked up the action screenplay Heatseekers for Michael Bay to get his sticky fingers all over, a.k.a. produce, not direct. Bay’s company Platinum Dunes signed a first-look deal with Paramount last October to make lower-budget genre pictures, and Heatseekers written by newbie Georgie Mahaffey is the first project to get the Bay mushroom cloud seal of approval.

In the mold of "Fast & Furious" and "Poin Break," "Heatseekers" follows a young ex-military pilot who infiltrates a gang of aerial "pirates" working out of Bangkok and takes part in an elaborate tower heist using powered gliders and parachutes.

Are people just making up professions now? Bank-robber-surfer makes sense, but an aerial pirate? That’s something a Kevin James character writes down on a job application to impress a sexy CEO. Then the next thing you know he’s ziplining off a building in Bangkok where his ineptitude leads to his success. Too bad an Asian street gang led by Bay has already had their way with James’s dream girl while he was up in the air jackin’ around. The title HEATSEEKERS! flies at the screen. Roll credits. (THR)

 

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‘Ouija’ Movie Will Half-Scare the Crap Out of You http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ouija-movie-will-half-scare-the-crap-out-of-you/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ouija-movie-will-half-scare-the-crap-out-of-you/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Spirits aren't likely to reach out. While promoting A Nightmare on Elm Street, Brad Fuller has been talking up some of his other half-cooked films. For instance, what's the deal with Ouija?"‘Ouija’ isn’t really a horror movie per se, it’s definitely more of a big action-adventure movie along the lines of…I gotta be careful what I compare it to [cough-JUMANJI-cough, cough]. But you know, it’s like a big action-adventure movie. And that script…I’ve read a couple pages of it, it seems good." I have an irrational fear of Ouija boards and ghosts ever since I watched Witchboard in the late 80's. (Note: it was before the Internet existed and my best chance at seeing Tawny Kitaen nude (Note: Tawny Kitaen was once worth seeing nude.).)"There are definitely horror elements, because it’s about Ouija and what happens from an Ouija board, but it’s a much bigger film. I would call it an action-adventure with horror elements."An action-adventure with horror elements. Sounds a lot like driving through Detroit. **clumsy rimshot results in finger jammy** (BloodyDisgusting)

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Spirits aren’t likely to reach out.

While promoting A Nightmare on Elm Street, Brad Fuller has been talking up some of his other half-cooked films. For instance, what’s the deal with Ouija?

"‘Ouija’ isn’t really a horror movie per se, it’s definitely more of a big action-adventure movie along the lines of…I gotta be careful what I compare it to [cough-JUMANJI-cough, cough]. But you know, it’s like a big action-adventure movie. And that script…I’ve read a couple pages of it, it seems good."

I have an irrational fear of Ouija boards and ghosts ever since I watched Witchboard in the late 80′s. (Note: it was before the Internet existed and my best chance at seeing Tawny Kitaen nude (Note: Tawny Kitaen was once worth seeing nude.).)

"There are definitely horror elements, because it’s about Ouija and what happens from an Ouija board, but it’s a much bigger film. I would call it an action-adventure with horror elements."

An action-adventure with horror elements. Sounds a lot like driving through Detroit. **clumsy rimshot results in finger jammy** (BloodyDisgusting)

 

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‘Friday the 13th’ Sequel Is Dead – Not Happening http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/friday-the-13th-sequel-is-dead-not-happening/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/friday-the-13th-sequel-is-dead-not-happening/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Last we heard from Brad Fuller, he and Platinum Dunes were not sure what was going to happen with Friday the 13th 2: The Squeakquel. Yesterday on Twitter Fuller announced, "it is dead - not happening." No further explanation was provided as Fuller chose to not use his remaining 113 characters, but it can be assumed this stems from Platinum Dunes's desire to move away from the horror genre.Still, it comes as a surprise though considering the cash the remake raked in. And it's strange to think of a world without a never-ending string of Friday the 13th sequels. They've been a part of life as long as I can remember. Like my effeminate throwing ability and the constant taunting from my peers. (Bloody Disgusting)

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Last we heard from Brad Fuller, he and Platinum Dunes were not sure what was going to happen with Friday the 13th 2: The Squeakquel. Yesterday on Twitter Fuller announced, "it is dead – not happening." No further explanation was provided as Fuller chose to not use his remaining 113 characters, but it can be assumed this stems from Platinum Dunes’s desire to move away from the horror genre.

Still, it comes as a surprise though considering the cash the remake raked in. And it’s strange to think of a world without a never-ending string of Friday the 13th sequels. They’ve been a part of life as long as I can remember. Like my effeminate throwing ability and the constant taunting from my peers. (Bloody Disgusting)

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Brad Fuller Talks ‘Elm Street’, Future of Platinum Dunes http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/brad-fuller-talks-elm-street-future-of-platinum-dunes/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/brad-fuller-talks-elm-street-future-of-platinum-dunes/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form have cultivated a career remaking horror films under the tutelage of Michael Bay. Remaking a film beloved by fans is always a risky maneuver, unless it's an all-child version of Scarface. Platinum Dunes has drawn the ire of fan boys and horror zealots with their take on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday the 13th. They're next effort, A Nightmare on Elm Street, is already being maligned. With that in mind they've decided to change their game by stepping away from ruining childhoods and move into ruining graphic novels. Fuller tells Dread Central:"The studio has decided to move forward and look for new types of material, which is how we got involved with Existence 2.0. I love action-y type material, and these graphic novels had that feel to them. Our writers are currently working on the script for that project.”Does that mean they are done with horror entirely? More after the jump.

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Producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form have cultivated a career remaking horror films under the tutelage of Michael Bay. Remaking a film beloved by fans is always a risky maneuver, unless it’s an all-child version of Scarface. Platinum Dunes has drawn the ire of fan boys and horror zealots with their take on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday the 13th. They’re next effort, A Nightmare on Elm Street, is already being maligned. With that in mind they’ve decided to change their game by stepping away from ruining childhoods and move into ruining graphic novels. Fuller tells Dread Central:

"The studio has decided to move forward and look for new types of material, which is how we got involved with Existence 2.0. I love action-y type material, and these graphic novels had that feel to them. Our writers are currently working on the script for that project.

Does that mean they are done with horror entirely? More after the jump.

 

We still aren’t sure what’s going to happen with the Friday the 13th sequel. Since Chainsaw is now in the hands of Twisted, that means we’re done with Leatherface now. The studio has decided to move forward and look for new types of material…We’ve made the decision to not pursue any new horror projects beyond what we’re planning for the upcoming remake of The Monster Squad. For that film we will be aging the Monster Squad up a bit so that it’s relatable to today’s audiences, but it will still very much be in the same spirit as the original. And, of course, The Wolfman will still have nards,

Sure, their remakes haven’t always been up to snuff, but you have to admit the visual updates on our favorite maniacs have been really cool. And it seems that they’re aware of this and really putting their best foot forward for Elm Street.

Honestly, we are sweating it out with Nightmare, probably more than any of the other films we’ve ever done. We made it our mission to do everything in our power to deliver with Nightmare on Elm Street. What we’ve come to realize is that you just can never replace those feelings you have the first time you see the original Nightmare or the original Friday the 13th. Platinum Dunes is not trying to replace those memories for anyone because we have them, too, as fans.
Since we’re horror fans, and fans especially of the Nightmare franchise, that limited our ability to just throw everything out the window and start fresh with our re-envisioning of Nightmare. There are so many landmark moments in the first one that we needed to make sure we keep in ours but still have enough in there that will keep the audience guessing.

My fingers are firmly crossed that Elm Street scores a win and pleases audiences. Seems like his heart is in the right place, just as Wolfman’s nards are.

 

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Platinum Dunes and Rob Cohen Get ‘Monster Squad’ Back Together http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/platinum-dunes-and-rob-cohen-get-monster-squad-back-together/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/platinum-dunes-and-rob-cohen-get-monster-squad-back-together/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Michael Bay and Platinum Dunes have incensed a number of horror fans with their Abercrombie & Fitch approach to remaking The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Amityville Horror, The Hitcher, Friday the 13th, and potentially A Nightmare on Elm Street. And now they've got their sites set on incensing horror comedy fans with the announcement they've teamed with Rob Cohen for his long-gestating remake of The Monster Squad, the Fred Dekker cult classic that is fondly remembered by all children of the 1980's. The director of Stealth may seem like an odd choice to helm the picture but he actually produced the original. A movie fact that I did not know and probably the reason I'll never make it to the Scene-It nationals. The movie tells the story of a group of kids banding together to stop Dracula from assembling all the legendary monsters in his quest to take over the world. Surprisingly I'm not too bitter about this news, only because I think the idea of a Michael Bay/Rob Cohen exxxtreme take on The Monster Squad is hysterical. This time around it will be discovered that not only does Wolfman got nards, but also a pretty gnarly Prince Albert piercing. (Deadline)

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Michael Bay and Platinum Dunes have incensed a number of horror fans with their Abercrombie & Fitch approach to remaking The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Amityville Horror, The Hitcher, Friday the 13th, and potentially A Nightmare on Elm Street. And now they’ve got their sites set on incensing horror comedy fans with the announcement they’ve teamed with Rob Cohen for his long-gestating remake of The Monster Squad, the Fred Dekker cult classic that is fondly remembered by all children of the 1980′s.

The director of Stealth may seem like an odd choice to helm the picture but he actually produced the original. A movie fact that I did not know and probably the reason I’ll never make it to the Scene-It nationals. The movie tells the story of a group of kids banding together to stop Dracula from assembling all the legendary monsters in his quest to take over the world.

Surprisingly I’m not too bitter about this news, only because I think the idea of a Michael Bay/Rob Cohen exxxtreme take on The Monster Squad is hysterical. This time around it will be discovered that not only does Wolfman got nards, but also a pretty gnarly Prince Albert piercing. (Deadline)

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‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/a-nightmare-on-elm-street-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/a-nightmare-on-elm-street-trailer/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 As April 30th grows closer, New Line is beginning their full-on marketing push for Platinum Dunes re-imagining of A Nightmare on Elm Street. This week has given us an onslaught of promotion. By this point we've seen a teaser, behind-the-scenes footage, stills, and now this second trailer. The first trailer offered bits of Freddy's backstory and a glimpse of Jackie Earle Haley in the makeup. This time around we get a good look at the nightmare sequences themselves, though not that great of a look at Krueger. But from what we do see, I'd say he's a lot more terrifying than his days with the Fat Boys.

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As April 30th grows closer, New Line is beginning their full-on marketing push for Platinum Dunes re-imagining of A Nightmare on Elm Street. This week has given us an onslaught of promotion. By this point we’ve seen a teaser, behind-the-scenes footage, stills, and now this second trailer.

The first trailer offered bits of Freddy’s backstory and a glimpse of Jackie Earle Haley in the makeup. This time around we get a good look at the nightmare sequences themselves, though not that great of a look at Krueger. But from what we do see, I’d say he’s a lot more terrifying than his days with the Fat Boys.

Have a look at the new nightmare below.


A Nightmare on Elm Street Trailer #2 – Watch more Movie Trailers

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