Gonna Lumberjack You Up…

So apparently this is happening:

“The movie is a dark, contemporary take on the tall tale of Paul Bunyan. Kids at a first-time offenders boot camp in Minnesota discover that the legend of Paul Bunyan is real and is much more horrifying than they could have ever imagined. They incur the wrath of the 15-foot monstrous giant, who was banished from the town 100 years ago and thought dead.”

First Super 8 gets named as one of the top 10 horror flicks of 2011, then 2012 brings you BUNYAN.  Some days I weep for the future of horror, kids.

(via Pajiba)

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3 replies

  1. I never saw “Super 8″. The main reason why I didn’t is because it looked all flash and no story. I hate seeing a trailer for a movie where you have no idea of what the movie is about (obviously there was something to do with aliens, but who cares?) There has to be some interesting catalyst for me to want to spend time and money watching something….As a screenwriter (one of my many hats), you can look at building a story with the whole “what if” scenario….What if Paul Bunyan was alive? What if Paul Bunyan was an angry son of a bitch who had a taste for human flesh?…..From that perspective, I think with the added amounts of gore, sex, and humor, you could be looking at a fairly cheesy yet entertaining movie here. Hell, at least it’s not another remake of something that came out 5 years ago (Hollywood likes money and safe bets from proven formulas, which often leads to very lame filmmaking.)

    I think it’s getting kind of tired when you constantly throw in a bunch of teens/early twenty somethings into these kinds of films, but that’s the age group of the target market for a film like that, and people want to relate to people more like themselves.

    Keep an eye out for indie filmmakers, and foreign horror films that may have a more original take on things.

    • Super 8 was okay. Not really my cup of tea, but actually a pretty well done pastiche of classic Spielberg. But horror? No. The Bunyan movie could be entertaining, but I suspect it will fall short of hilariously awful and just be awful. I did find at least 5 trailers out there that look pretty fantastic, so I have some hope of better horror in 2012.

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