The huge success of A Quiet Place and the much critical acclaim being lavished onto it, you may have not noticed that the film’s production company is the one and only Platinum Dunes, a name that has brought many of sighs to horror fans everywhere.
Having originally started way back in 2003, with a remake of the late Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the company was well known for going back to old classics and bringing them to a whole new generation, with the likes of Elm Street, Friday the 13th and The Amityville Horror all having re-boots with mostly negative results.
The companies Co-Founder Brad Fuller has announced that Platinum Dunes will from now on move away from what has been done, and now bring fresh ideas to the horror genre.
“We’ve rebooted enough. We’ve done all of our [rebooted] horror movies. We’re not going to be doing that anymore.” he has been quoted and fellow producer and studio co-founder Andrew Form has also had a say:
“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.”
Great news for horror fans, especially if we have more films like A Quiet Place, but bad news for those that were hoping Platinum Dunes would one day, remake the 80’s classic Mac and Me……..Maybe one day eh?