CraveOnline met up with producer Brad Fuller of Platinum Dunes at the Television Critics Association press tour on Friday and got a lot of updates on the company's upcoming horror offerings.
Following the success of the first, low-budget film, Universal Pictures has already set a June 20, 2014 release date for The Purge 2, starring Frank Grillo. "The sequel to 'The Purge' delivers on the promise of the original in that we’re not staying in the house. It's not a home invasion movie," Fuller told the site. "This is you’re out in the streets with people purging and a group of people who get stuck in the middle of it and have to get from point A to point B."
Platinum Dunes also has the low-budget Ouija movie in production right now and is aiming for a PG-13 rating. "Today is day 17 out of 25. We're shooting it here in Los Angeles. That is a fairly low-budgeted movie. It's in the Purge-ish range. It's the story that you think it is. It's the story about a group of kids who take out a Ouija board and start playing a game, and all hell breaks loose… In our movie, the Ouija board is a communication device. Our kids tap into something horrible and the Ouija board is the way that the entity comes in and is going to have to go out."
And what about another installment in the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise? "You know what? I haven't heard a thing. It’s a little bit disappointing, said Fuller. "We were very proud of that movie. It was Rooney Mara's first starring role. In terms of pure box office, I think that's our highest grossing film worldwide. I'd love to do another one, but I feel that way about all of our films. We don't jump into these films unless we actually loved the characters or the story. I'd love to make Freddy Krueger movies every couple years. It'd be fantastic."
Jackie Earle Haley was signed for two more movies, but Fuller doesn't know the details of his deal. "I really don't know his deal so I don't know when it runs out, but that's up to New Line and if they want to do it, they will. New Line had such a huge hit with 'The Conjuring' and that was a fantastic movie and it feels like New Line might be moving away from the kind of horror with a lot of blood and that kind of thing in their movie, more towards what 'The Conjuring' was. At least that's what I've heard, but no one has talked to us about Nightmare on Elm Street."
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