After Producing Horror Films, Michael Bay Wants to Direct One Now
Though Michael Bay is known for big, explosive blockbusters like Transformers, Armageddon and Bad Boys, his Platinum Dunes production banner has dished out plenty of horror in the form of glossy remakes of Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. They also took over the rights to Halloween last year, but we're not sure when that franchise will make a return. Now THR (via Shock Til You Drop) has word from the director (in a post about their "masters of horror" that following his work producing horror films, he now has an eye on the directing in the genre. But will there be explosions?
Bay told the trade about his ambitions, "I have a great fantasy — that I will probably make a reality — of directing my own self-financed horror movie. I love this genre because the movie is the star.” Let's be honest, in almost every Michael Bay film, the movie is the star. Only recently did Bay scale back his proclivity for big action with the dark comedy thriller Pain & Gain. It just might be one of his best films, so seeing what Bay can do behind the camera in a completely different genre, especially one that he finances himself, would be something to behold. We'll wait and see how soon that happens.