'The Hauntrepreneur' is Now Open for Business at Paramount Pictures
After making huge bank with the found footage film Paranormal Activity, Heat Vision reports Paramount Pictures is getting into a haunting of a different kind. Teaming with Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes banner, the company behind remakes like A Nightmare on Elm Street, the studio has just picked up an original spec script from writer Scott Rosenberg called The Hauntrepreneur. The story centers on a family that has trouble adjusting to a new town and hires a peculiar man, the Hauntrepreneur, to help them out. The man attempts to bring them together by creating a haunted house populated by an odd cast of characters. Wha?
I'm not sure exactly why the family thinks hiring this guy will help them, but whatever. Apparently the film is described as having a tone similar to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, so it will have some quirk and darkness to it. This is another feature from Platinum Dunes that moves slightly beyond just straight-up horror. They're also behind Ouija, the supernatural family adventure with McG behind the camera. As for the script, well Rosenberg has crafted fun flicks like Con-Air and Gone in 60 Seconds previously, so this has the potential to be a decent flick, but I'll be waiting to see who they get to sit in the director's chair first.
"Platinum D.." COUNT ME IN!
Davide Coppola on May 19, 2011
This sounded interesting...until Platinum Dunes came up. Bay should forget producing altogether and stick to action-orgies. Its all he knows. And it shows. "The Hitcher" alone testifies to that.
Quazzimotto on May 20, 2011
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