Man, I sure hope so.
Look, it’s sad when anyone loses a job or takes a financial hit in this business, but you’ll forgive me if I’m not more than a little hopeful at the vauge prospect of “Platinum Dunes” – the Michael Bay affiliated production company specializing mostly in remakes of classic horror movies – having to scale things back. They’re output, which has so-far included the abysmal “Texas Chainsaw,” “Friday the 13th” and “Hitcher” remakes, has been even worse than you’d expect from an outfit built (literally) on the words “remake” and “Michael Bay.”
Bloody-Disgusting, which actually hosts PD’s “official” site, reports that one of the company’s top dogs, Brad Fuller, has tweeted that the presumed sequel to the “Friday” remake is “dead. Not happening”: http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/19920
All well and good, since the movie was terrible, but color me shocked: It was a good-sized hit, and historically Jason movies have been among the top “what it makes vs what it costs” moneymakers in modern genre film. This is the sort of thing that could’ve been a cash-cow, providing funding for whatever else they wanted to do. This particular news, coming literally a week before PD’s “Nightmare on Elm Street” remake is supposed to hit, doesn’t exactly make it look like they’re flush with confidence about the future of their brand.
Whatever. If it means they have to scrap their proposed in-name-only “Monster Squad” remake, good riddance to `em.