Esteemed Hollywood director and explosives expert Michael Bay has revealed his fantasy of self-financing his own horror film.
Many would think that the horror genre comes as a different pool to Bay, who is known more for his loud and action-filled flicks. Bay however thinks otherwise. This probably might be news for some but his Platinum Dunes production company has been involved in pumping out horror remakes for over a decade now. The Transformers director believes that this gives him an edge and with a team standing by, he really wants to make this fantasy come true.
“I have a great fantasy,” he told Hollywood Reporter for their compilation of “Hollywood’s 20 Masters of Horror: The Twisted Talents Rasing the Most Hell”. “I will probably a make a reality – of directing my own self-financed horror movie.”
Self financing his own film might set Bay back around $20-40 million but considering the success of his previous endeavors, that probably is doable.
When asked why the sudden interest in the horror genre Bay responded that he loves it because “the movie is the star”. He then went on to add that The Exorcist and The Shining are amongst his most favorite movies. “These are movies that stand the test of time,” he noted.
Amongst recent works, Platinum Dunes is responsible for 2003’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, 2005’s The Amityville Horror, 2009’s Friday the 13th and 2010’s A Nightmare on Elm Street.
Bay is currently in post-production on Transformers: Age of Extinction, and it’s not entirely clear at this time what he plans to do next.