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Michael Bay intends to self-finance and direct a horror movie

10.10.2013

After the bombastic displays of testosterone-fueled excess that were the first three TRANSFORMERS movies, it was nice to see Michael Bay tackle the smaller scale PAIN & GAIN. Without relying on CGI and massive citywide explosions, Bay tapped back into his filmmaking toolkit and made a movie that showed us what kind of director he can really be. Now, the director is setting his sights on another genre entirely, one he has never dabbled in before.

A recent feature interviewed various filmmakers about the horror genre. Bay was included, one would assume, because of his association with Platinum Dunes, the production shingle he co-owns that has remade THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, FRIDAY THE 13TH and many other horror movies. But, Bay shared a very interesting piece of information about his future association with horror.

I have a great fantasy that I will probably make a reality of directing my own self-financed horror movie."

One wonders what a small horror movie would look like coming from Bay. Would we get a ghost story? A zombie movie? A slasher film? The options are wide open. While I often criticize him, I want to see where this could lead. We don't often get big names like Michael Bay involved in the horror genre so this could be an interesting experiment for him and the studio. If all works right, this could create a path for a lot more high profile directors to try their hand at scary movies.

Extra Tidbit: Why does Michael Bay love horror? I love this genre because the movie is the star.

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2:28AM on 10/11/2013
Do a feature length adaptation of the I'd Do Anything For Love Meat Loaf music video and I'm there.

I've hated on Michael Bay more than I should have but man that video is awesomecheesyawesome.

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Do a feature length adaptation of the I'd Do Anything For Love Meat Loaf music video and I'm there.

I've hated on Michael Bay more than I should have but man that video is awesomecheesyawesome.

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8:02PM on 10/10/2013

Use dat F you money Bay!!!

You've worked hard, you've blown a ton of crap up and you're (according to the internets) worth around $400 million dollars. If that was me I'd be doing the same thing!
You've worked hard, you've blown a ton of crap up and you're (according to the internets) worth around $400 million dollars. If that was me I'd be doing the same thing!
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7:56PM on 10/10/2013
Bay directed the pitch trailer to Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2003 and it was better than most modern horror films. Simple & effective [link]

I think Bay could really knock it out of the park, as long as he can restrain his goofy humor.
Bay directed the pitch trailer to Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2003 and it was better than most modern horror films. Simple & effective [link]

I think Bay could really knock it out of the park, as long as he can restrain his goofy humor.
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5:58PM on 10/10/2013
Thoroughly enjoyed Pain & Gain, so I'll certainly give his horror a chance.
Thoroughly enjoyed Pain & Gain, so I'll certainly give his horror a chance.
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5:34PM on 10/10/2013
I love that Bay is financing this himself and I hope he shoves it in idiots like Spike Lee's face!!!
I love that Bay is financing this himself and I hope he shoves it in idiots like Spike Lee's face!!!
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5:18PM on 10/10/2013
Michael Bay's "The Exploder". Ke kills his victims with slow-motion explosions!
Michael Bay's "The Exploder". Ke kills his victims with slow-motion explosions!
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7:01PM on 10/10/2013
That doesn't have the legs for a full movie, but I'd love to see that as a fake trailer or a short.
That doesn't have the legs for a full movie, but I'd love to see that as a fake trailer or a short.
5:13PM on 10/10/2013

lol

he's scary enough
he's scary enough
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5:02PM on 10/10/2013
At least he is financing it himself instead of a kickstarter. I doubt it will be good though.
At least he is financing it himself instead of a kickstarter. I doubt it will be good though.
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5:01PM on 10/10/2013
So I take it Bad Boys III ain't happening any time soon...
So I take it Bad Boys III ain't happening any time soon...
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