Platinum Dunes, Paramount Find Their Hauntrepreneur

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Could it be?  A film about the haunted attraction industry?  Paramount and Plantinum Dunes is moving forward on an original genre project called The Hauntrepreneur.

According to Variety, “the story revolves around a family that has trouble adjusting to a new town and hires a peculiar man who calls himself the Hauntrepreneur to help them.  In an attempt to bring them together, the man creates a haunted house filled with an odd cast of characters.”

Here’s the rub…

Variety says that Russell Brand – ex-Mr. Katie Perry himself – has been locked in to star.  Paramount has not confirmed the cast.

Platinum Dunes, of course, produced remakes Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Amityville Horror.  The company’s producers – Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form – are vying to get a slate of original projects off the ground, however, they are also developing The Monster Squad and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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