Blumhouse Productions, founded by Jason Blum, made a name for itself by mastering the art of micro-budgeted film making.
In simple terms, it produced films that garnered large earnings while spending a limited amount of money. Although making more money at the box office than the expense that it took to create a film is the end goal of movie companies worldwide, no company has been better at it than Blumhouse.
While film executives, directors, producers, actors, and others within the industry look at this model closely, many fans don’t concern themselves with the financial bottom line. All that matters to them is that the film was worth the cost of the ticket.
So, when fans of horror movies hear “Blumhouse Productions” they don’t think about the bottom line, or the fact that Jason Blum signed a ten year first-look deal in July 2014 with Universal Pictures;they think of the movies within the Paranormal Activity, Purge, Insidious, and Sinister film franchises that draw them to the theaters in droves.
Even though those films have been highly successful and have given horror fans entertaining films, it has recently been reported that Jason Blum and Blumhouse Productions is looking to acquire the rights to other successful titles.
Through the use of Twitter, Blum has acknowledged (even if ever so slightly) that he would like to gain the rights to produce remakes (or reimagining) of films such as Scream, Alien, Friday the 13th, Christine, and The Crow.
Although it does not look as if Blumhouse Productions will own the rights to any of the previously mentioned films for some time, it is exciting to know that Jason Blum has his sights on developing horror films that will be well received for years to come.
Article written by Michael Donaldson