Well you knew that I was going to be on this topic, And I think I am the one that is mainly blabbing about Platinum Dunes on this site. They also have The Butcherhouse Chronicles and At Summer's End, Untitled Ouija Board film on their production slate as well, plus the Near Dark remake too. I like how they use fresh talent and new directors, they are helping these people establish themselves into the industry. Which I think is really cool of them.
Soulless? Thats a pretty strong word to use for there films. Lets use TCM for example, you are totally right when you say that you cant remake TCM when referring to time period, place and collection of people, Tobe Hooper created a masterpiece, he had a vision and he went with it. But there film had alot of character and originality to it too. The family in both Platinum Dunes versions is amazing, They had so much life to it, the mother and R. Lee Ermey's roles were totally original. They made up alot of there own dialouge, especialy R. Lee Ermey. Soulless? R. Lee Ermey character was genius, he did an excellent Job with that role, he took it to places the writers and producers never planned for, he pretty much made the films horrifing. I was so pleased with his performance. Leatherface in the films was awesome too, it wasnt the mentally retarded Leatherface you were used too with the other 4 films before hand. This Leatherface was pure evil, he had been pissed since birth, shit they found him in a dumpster, talk about some personal issues. he was huge too, like how could you escape him? he was powerful and quick. Soulless? The guy who played Leatherface was completely dedicated to the role, as soon as he heard that Micheal Bay was doing a TCM film, he had to be in it. When he was in character, the other actors and people on the set were scared of him, not because he looked creepy, because he would be too deep in role, he constantly stayed in character on and off camera, he stayed in mode the whole time. He did an amazing job in creating a new Leatherface for us to experince! Overall to me they made a really good TCM film and I am glad they got the oppritunity to do the film and not someother producers that could of really chopped it up. Personally to me there films have soul, the add new plots and twists, they cast good actors with a passion for the film they are doing, but dont take my word for it, watch the productrion processes for there films on the DVD extras.
I am too very excited for Friday The 13th as well, that will be one of there best films, I have been reading alot abou the film and watching interviews with cast. They have alot of things instore for us!
Well all in together, I rate Platinum Dunes Good, and I think that when their films The Unborn, The Horsemen, Ouija, The Butcherhouse Chronicles, At Summer's End, Fiasco Heights come out and they get there remakes out the way then people will start warming up to Platinum Dunes, Especially with the Horsemen, they say the script was so erie and deep that they almost didnt do the film because they didnt think they produce a film that the script deserved, all the producers thought it was the best script they ever read.
Well those are my comments on Platinum Dunes, shit anybody that actually reads what i post on this site knows that I am a Huge Platinum Dunes fan, you problay already expected this out of me when you wrote this topic!
Thanks for the topic! I really like your point of view and hope to hear more!