A Nightmare on Elm Street Remake, Freddy vs. Jason 2 Update

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New Line Cinema is so proud of itself with the success of Rob Zombie’s recent “Halloween” reboot that they want to do it again — except this time with Wes Craven’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street”. Hey, why the hell not? If remaking something like “Halloween”, a seminal piece of work in its genre, was no big deal to the suits, redoing “Nightmare”, which rates slightly lower on the horror chain, isn’t even a question. And what about “Freddy vs. Jason 2″?

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This afternoon I got some official news from a source inside at New Line Cinema as to what exactly is going on with our favorite horror icons, Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees. Our anonymous source tells us that as of right now, today, this very moment there are NO immediate plans for Freddy vs Jason 2. Bummer. But there is some good news! We’ve been informed that New Line is actively developing another Nightmare on Elm Street movie. Everything you’ve heard before has been scrapped (prequel) and they’re back at square one. Ideas are being thrown around without anything solid locked down.

That’s too bad, because I’ve been looking forward to a “Freddy vs. Jason 2″, especially if they throw in Ash, as was the rumor all those years ago.

But a remake of “A Nightmare on Elm Street”? Urgh. It’s Hollywood. I would spend the rest of this column calling them devoid of originality and all that trite, but what’s the point?

A Nightmare on Elm Street Remake, Freddy vs. Jason 2 Update

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  • tam

    kill me now, so many remakes that are crap :(

    i love the freddy krueger movies and if i have to see anything new i want it to be freddy vs jason with robert englund NOT A REMAKE with a new freddy

    • michael

      I feel you.Stop with all the remakes.No one is original anymore.They can’t be.They want what ever will make money fast,it’s sad.Just like all the singers that lip sync in concert and reality shows that aren’t real.Our parents had it better,the world was better……

      • http://www.myspace.com/ nyree

        it should be a remake of freddy vs jason the first one end like it was going to be another freddy vs jason.

    • Charles The Horror Icon

      Hey you guys im I’mnew but check this out all remakes arent aren’tbad i Its the people who are makeing them their not like us we watched these movies we understand these characters they dont don’tthey just make them to make a quick buck. If i Iwere them i Iwould show the true nature of these villians they expecting everyone to know since we do after watching 8 sequels you know. We know are horror movies so now they need to explain it all to the new viewers and recapture us as well for example all these remakes now nightmare on elm street we should see freddys mom get raped by the 1000 maniacs and show how it affected his mother and how it affected him show how he truly became what he is yea it might take 3hrs but hell it will be a thrill ride. They made the titantic that long. Friday the 13th was a great remake but they didnt didn’tcaptalize where they left new viewers blank and thats that’son jason and his mothers relationship the deal she made with something to keep her son alive and the change in everything when she died. How he got so strong its things thats that’sleft for the imagination..and then to make a even bigger buck they could incorporate the other horror icons into the equation like when jason finally rose from the grave on a quite little block in the city on elm street another tragedy is happening where freddy and jason souls cross paths on their ways to separate domination and incredible killing sprees so you can let them face off and its a story line with it.

      • Amanda

        i totally agree with you!!! i like the remakes. the special effects are way better and that makes the scarier

      • Sean

        Wow you know your Horror icons hahah but yeah totally agree the remake of Friday the 13th & a Nightmare On Elm Street were perfectly executed. Oh and Halloween & The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Actually Platinum Dunes did a much better job on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre reboot.

      • Sean

        Wow you know your Horror icons hahah but yeah totally agree the remake of Friday the 13th & a Nightmare On Elm Street were perfectly executed. Oh and Halloween & The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Actually Platinum Dunes did a much better job on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre reboot.

      • Kaleb Randall

        spell shit right jackass

    • Charles The Horror Icon

      Robert englund is the 1 and only person to play freddy I agree with you 100% can’t nobody else be as scary. But I want to put a thought in your head. What if they did a freddy vs jason 2 that’s what we all want. But michael myers kicks ass too! So in my movie freddy and jason are out control since michael myers is controled by something at least he’s the perfect good guy bad guy the the senario he doesn’t sleep once he’s on a mission he has brute strength not equal to jasons but he’s strong but he’s sort of like an assassin he moves quick he stalkes but he’s smart unlike jason I think he could make a lot of noise in freddy vs jason 2

    • tim

      i do agree with the robert part but lok at the new jason movie it was asome

    • Kelsea_tyler

      Well it would be awesome if Robert was in Freddy Vs Jason 2 , but he might be getting a too old to do the character, no offense

    • Kaleb Randall

      either way if they do wouldn’t it still be good

  • tam

    kill me now, so many remakes that are crap :(

    i love the freddy krueger movies and if i have to see anything new i want it to be freddy vs jason with robert englund NOT A REMAKE with a new freddy

    • michael

      I feel you.Stop with all the remakes.No one is original anymore.They can’t be.They want what ever will make money fast,it’s sad.Just like all the singers that lip sync in concert and reality shows that aren’t real.Our parents had it better,the world was better……

      • http://www.myspace.com nyree

        it should be a remake of freddy vs jason the first one end like it was going to be another freddy vs jason.

    • Charles The Horror Icon

      Hey you guys im I’mnew but check this out all remakes arent aren’tbad i Its the people who are makeing them their not like us we watched these movies we understand these characters they dont don’tthey just make them to make a quick buck. If i Iwere them i Iwould show the true nature of these villians they expecting everyone to know since we do after watching 8 sequels you know. We know are horror movies so now they need to explain it all to the new viewers and recapture us as well for example all these remakes now nightmare on elm street we should see freddys mom get raped by the 1000 maniacs and show how it affected his mother and how it affected him show how he truly became what he is yea it might take 3hrs but hell it will be a thrill ride. They made the titantic that long. Friday the 13th was a great remake but they didnt didn’tcaptalize where they left new viewers blank and thats that’son jason and his mothers relationship the deal she made with something to keep her son alive and the change in everything when she died. How he got so strong its things thats that’sleft for the imagination..and then to make a even bigger buck they could incorporate the other horror icons into the equation like when jason finally rose from the grave on a quite little block in the city on elm street another tragedy is happening where freddy and jason souls cross paths on their ways to separate domination and incredible killing sprees so you can let them face off and its a story line with it.

      • Amanda

        i totally agree with you!!! i like the remakes. the special effects are way better and that makes the scarier

    • Charles The Horror Icon

      Robert englund is the 1 and only person to play freddy I agree with you 100% can’t nobody else be as scary. But I want to put a thought in your head. What if they did a freddy vs jason 2 that’s what we all want. But michael myers kicks ass too! So in my movie freddy and jason are out control since michael myers is controled by something at least he’s the perfect good guy bad guy the the senario he doesn’t sleep once he’s on a mission he has brute strength not equal to jasons but he’s strong but he’s sort of like an assassin he moves quick he stalkes but he’s smart unlike jason I think he could make a lot of noise in freddy vs jason 2

    • tim

      i do agree with the robert part but lok at the new jason movie it was asome

  • Braden

    I agree with u completely. I dont necessarilly mind all of these new remakes, but remaking Nightmare on Elm St. probably would be a mistake because let’s just face it… there is no other Robert Englund…

  • Braden

    I agree with u completely. I dont necessarilly mind all of these new remakes, but remaking Nightmare on Elm St. probably would be a mistake because let’s just face it… there is no other Robert Englund…

  • Kandie

    Very true, Robert Englund is the only person who can play Freddy! He IS Freddy!

    What I think should happen is a Freddy Vs. Jason 2 and if they don’t make a sequel, I say: PROTEST!!!

    They cannot make a movie like Freddy Vs. Jason and NOT make a sequel! It’s that simple!

    And one more thing, in the third one I think they should fight Leahterface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre!! What do you think?

    But please, NO remakes of the Nightmare series, maybe another sequel would be nice but concentrate on Freddy Vs. Jason 2 first! lol

    • Yungkickz

      lol Yeah I woulda thought that it would have been freddy vs leather face vs jason for the sequel, well at first I thought it would just be freddy vs jason again but, yeah if they were gonna add another character i dont think it should be ash thats so simple, a hardcore killer like leatherface, that would be awesome, but the only problem is that jason and freddy are both superior as there almost immortal, lol and leatherface is sick but hes mortal. lol

      • ash

        USE MICHAEL MYERS YA DIGG HE WILL MURDER ALL OF EM SAY HE WONT

        • Matt

          he won’t.

        • andrew

          HE WONT BUT KEEP DREAMING.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ jason is da best

        jason will smash myers up anyday myers sucks big time freddy vs jason 2 put myers in but like he would stand a chance with jason not likely myers might kill freddy but never jason

        • L.Love

          trueee! but michael myers can’t fuck with jason nor freddy. Basically to me, jason and michael is the same except jason is more furious, stronger, and heartless..michael don’t even harm lil’ kids that go trick or treating at night he’s after his family and anybody that get in his way, ofc but nobody and i mean NOBODY get left alive on Friday the 13th jason is the shit PERIOD! jason will take micheal’s head off and put it in his closet and call it a wrap. and thats that.

        • rocker

          ya jason will but myers is not all bad i think it will be interesting

        • Sean

          Hahaha dude! I could totally see Jason taking Michael’s head and putting it in his closet. No one stands a chance against Jason Voorhees!

    • slasher dasher fan

      I agree with te freddy comment but i free leather face was to made up from the true events thats really happened (not baggen on leather face i like him) to be thrown in the mix with 2 epic horror icons like freddy and jason

  • Kandie

    Very true, Robert Englund is the only person who can play Freddy! He IS Freddy!

    What I think should happen is a Freddy Vs. Jason 2 and if they don’t make a sequel, I say: PROTEST!!!

    They cannot make a movie like Freddy Vs. Jason and NOT make a sequel! It’s that simple!

    And one more thing, in the third one I think they should fight Leahterface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre!! What do you think?

    But please, NO remakes of the Nightmare series, maybe another sequel would be nice but concentrate on Freddy Vs. Jason 2 first! lol

    • Yungkickz

      lol Yeah I woulda thought that it would have been freddy vs leather face vs jason for the sequel, well at first I thought it would just be freddy vs jason again but, yeah if they were gonna add another character i dont think it should be ash thats so simple, a hardcore killer like leatherface, that would be awesome, but the only problem is that jason and freddy are both superior as there almost immortal, lol and leatherface is sick but hes mortal. lol

      • ash

        USE MICHAEL MYERS YA DIGG HE WILL MURDER ALL OF EM SAY HE WONT

        • Matt

          he won’t.

        • andrew

          HE WONT BUT KEEP DREAMING.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com jason is da best

        jason will smash myers up anyday myers sucks big time freddy vs jason 2 put myers in but like he would stand a chance with jason not likely myers might kill freddy but never jason

        • L.Love

          trueee! but michael myers can’t fuck with jason nor freddy. Basically to me, jason and michael is the same except jason is more furious, stronger, and heartless..michael don’t even harm lil’ kids that go trick or treating at night he’s after his family and anybody that get in his way, ofc but nobody and i mean NOBODY get left alive on Friday the 13th jason is the shit PERIOD! jason will take micheal’s head off and put it in his closet and call it a wrap. and thats that.

        • rocker

          ya jason will but myers is not all bad i think it will be interesting

    • slasher dasher fan

      I agree with te freddy comment but i free leather face was to made up from the true events thats really happened (not baggen on leather face i like him) to be thrown in the mix with 2 epic horror icons like freddy and jason

  • Rev.Paul

    Hmm. Well lets see. Ash and Freddy already have a bit of history between them. You see in the first Nightmare when Heather Langencamp is talking to her boy friend across the street(portraid by Johnny Dep) the movie playing on the tv was Evil Dead. Then as homage to Wes Craven doing that in the first Nightmare. Sam Raimi placed Ol Fred Kruegers claw hanging above the threshold in the shack when Ash was retrieving the Necromonicon in Evil Dead 2. So I think having Ash in a sequel for Fred Vs Jason is just a natural transition. Besides I am Freddys Biggest fan and would still like to see Ash Kick both of their asses. Yet it is undeniable that Leatherface and Mike Myers rule. But they are no Freddy Krueger.

  • Rev.Paul

    Hmm. Well lets see. Ash and Freddy already have a bit of history between them. You see in the first Nightmare when Heather Langencamp is talking to her boy friend across the street(portraid by Johnny Dep) the movie playing on the tv was Evil Dead. Then as homage to Wes Craven doing that in the first Nightmare. Sam Raimi placed Ol Fred Kruegers claw hanging above the threshold in the shack when Ash was retrieving the Necromonicon in Evil Dead 2. So I think having Ash in a sequel for Fred Vs Jason is just a natural transition. Besides I am Freddys Biggest fan and would still like to see Ash Kick both of their asses. Yet it is undeniable that Leatherface and Mike Myers rule. But they are no Freddy Krueger.

  • Raymond

    Seriously though Michael Myers should be in it, They should do the Freddy vs Jason sequel.

    Jason’s heals in water but he doesn’t like it.
    Freddy doesn’t like Fire
    Michael probably doesn’t like Cheesecake or Mr. Goodbars but other then that how could they hurt Michael.

    Freddy vs Jason 2!
    Another Sequel to Halloween!
    Friday the 13th!
    A Nightmare on Elm Street..whatever they do

    I’ll be okay with that.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ jason is da best

      put michael myers in and let jason kick him to f*** because hes not as good as jason but hes better than freddy

      • cameron

        freddy may not be strong but we are all forgetting something they all dont dye. freddy and michael make a good team but everybody nose leatherface is crazy to kill

      • mina

        my life jason is not better then freddy haha ur funny as hell!!! F*** outta here!!!

      • Disa Cummings

        you are so right jasonkick myers ass

    • Angel

      yeah michael is good but i dnt think they can hurt him either hes tha best 2 AFTER freddy but yeah jason is ass lol my life he is boyz haha but yeah they cant hurt michael cuz dey wont even die lol!!!

  • Raymond

    Seriously though Michael Myers should be in it, They should do the Freddy vs Jason sequel.

    Jason’s heals in water but he doesn’t like it.
    Freddy doesn’t like Fire
    Michael probably doesn’t like Cheesecake or Mr. Goodbars but other then that how could they hurt Michael.

    Freddy vs Jason 2!
    Another Sequel to Halloween!
    Friday the 13th!
    A Nightmare on Elm Street..whatever they do

    I’ll be okay with that.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com jason is da best

      put michael myers in and let jason kick him to f*** because hes not as good as jason but hes better than freddy

      • cameron

        freddy may not be strong but we are all forgetting something they all dont dye. freddy and michael make a good team but everybody nose leatherface is crazy to kill