Background: Platinum Dunes is a production company founded in 2001 by the infamous film director Michael Bay. Platinum Dunes specializes in horror film remakes, as well as sequels to remakes and original projects. However, this company didn't use a logo until 2003.
1st Logo (2003-2009)
Nickname: "The Desert"
Logo: On a black background, we see several platinum lines zooming out and overlapping each other. After a few seconds, the lines fill in with color and reveal themselves to be a drawing of dunes in a desert. As a sky fades in over the dunes, "PLATINUM DUNES", in a silver font, zooms in underneath the picture (compressed in a box) and shines.
Variant: Starting in 2006, the logo freezes after the dunes are formed.
FX/SFX: CGI animation of the dunes.
Music/Sounds: The opening theme of the movie.
Availability: Common. It can be found on any movie such as the 2003 remake of 1974's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the 2005 remake of 1979's The Amityville Horror, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, and the 2007 remake of 1986's The Hitcher. The last movie to use this logo wasHorsemen.
Scare Factor: Minimal.
2nd Logo (2009-) Nickname: "Over the Desert"
Logo: We see live-action footage of a camera moving across some dunes. As the picture begins to compress into a box, the words "PLATINUM DUNES"appear and the action freezes.
FX/SFX: Mostly live action.
Music/Sounds: Same as the previous logo.
Availability: Uncommon. It can be found on The Unborn, the 2009 remake of 1980's Friday the 13th, and the 2010 remake of 1984's A Nightmare on Elm Street, among others. Also rumored to have been seen on the 2014 version of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles".
Scare Factor: None.