A Nightmare on Elm Street Remake Update

You may or may not have heard, but they’re planning a remake of Wes Craven’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street”. The guys responsible are the same ones who did the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” remake and are prepping the “Friday the 13th” remake. Basically, any horror movie of note that has spawn more than one sequel is being remade by these guys.

More:

New Line is in talks with horror production company Platinum Dunes to re-launch the “A Nightmare on Elm Street” movie series, the franchise that helped establish the studio.

Partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form will produce the redo.

The films’ premise centered on Krueger, a serial child killer murdered by angry parents, who returns with a burnt face and a razor glove to terrorize teens in their dreams.

A writer will be hired once the strike ends. The producers are hoping to center part of the new movie on Krueger’s backstory.

Also on the company’s remake chopping block: “The Birds” with Naomi Watts and the vampire movie “Near Dark”.

A Nightmare on Elm Street Remake Update



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  • nancy

    when is the new movie coming out

  • nancy

    when is the new movie coming out

  • nancy

    when is the new movie coming out

  • http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/nonewnightmare/ Melinda

    I’m so against this. If you are, please show your support for the real Freddy Krueger by signing the No Nightmare Remake Petition!!

    http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/nonewnightmare/

  • http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/nonewnightmare/ Melinda

    I’m so against this. If you are, please show your support for the real Freddy Krueger by signing the No Nightmare Remake Petition!!

    http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/nonewnightmare/

    • http://www.bim-dizzle.com/ therat

      >>I’m so against this. If you are, please show your support for the real Freddy Krueger by signing the No Nightmare Remake Petition!!

      http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/nonewnightmare/<&lt;

      Sorry but I am the exact opposite. I am a HUGE Elm Street fan and at first I was ok with the prequel approach but a RELAUNCH is far better because if it is done right that means MORE movies down the road.

    • http://www.bim-dizzle.com/ therat

      >>I’m so against this. If you are, please show your support for the real Freddy Krueger by signing the No Nightmare Remake Petition!!

      http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/nonewnightmare/<&lt;

      Sorry but I am the exact opposite. I am a HUGE Elm Street fan and at first I was ok with the prequel approach but a RELAUNCH is far better because if it is done right that means MORE movies down the road.

    • johnny

      proof robert wasnt asked at his official myspace fanclub if anyone wants the real scoop.

      http://bulletins.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=bulletin.read&authorID=450887253&messageID=6574062238

      Wes was right about dropping the pedofreddy storyline that Bay is going this route realy dumbs down the character. We already have micheal jackson we dont need to turn freddy into micheal jackson.

      If you want a fan rally its probably on that point, no parents would have been comfortable taking thier teens to see this as it made a buck as a buddy teen/parent movie. theirs gross and theirs scary.

      I cant believe how many jackiefans are like hohum about this story idea and stoked having jackie play pedofreddy but I see what a degenerative piece of * watchmen is as a pregokiller main hero with unheroic heroes and I realize films today are disposable movies, worth one watch esp when i look at films like the wife stealing james bond reboot, i roll my eyes and just pop in an oldy that has some character value.

    • johnny

      proof robert wasnt asked at his official myspace fanclub if anyone wants the real scoop.

      http://bulletins.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=bulletin.read&authorID=450887253&messageID=6574062238

      Wes was right about dropping the pedofreddy storyline that Bay is going this route realy dumbs down the character. We already have micheal jackson we dont need to turn freddy into micheal jackson.

      If you want a fan rally its probably on that point, no parents would have been comfortable taking thier teens to see this as it made a buck as a buddy teen/parent movie. theirs gross and theirs scary.

      I cant believe how many jackiefans are like hohum about this story idea and stoked having jackie play pedofreddy but I see what a degenerative piece of * watchmen is as a pregokiller main hero with unheroic heroes and I realize films today are disposable movies, worth one watch esp when i look at films like the wife stealing james bond reboot, i roll my eyes and just pop in an oldy that has some character value.

  • http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/nonewnightmare/ Melinda

    I’m so against this. If you are, please show your support for the real Freddy Krueger by signing the No Nightmare Remake Petition!!

    http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/nonewnightmare/

    • http://www.bim-dizzle.com therat

      >>I’m so against this. If you are, please show your support for the real Freddy Krueger by signing the No Nightmare Remake Petition!!

      http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/nonewnightmare/<&lt;

      Sorry but I am the exact opposite. I am a HUGE Elm Street fan and at first I was ok with the prequel approach but a RELAUNCH is far better because if it is done right that means MORE movies down the road.

    • johnny

      proof robert wasnt asked at his official myspace fanclub if anyone wants the real scoop.

      http://bulletins.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=bulletin.read&authorID=450887253&messageID=6574062238

      Wes was right about dropping the pedofreddy storyline that Bay is going this route realy dumbs down the character. We already have micheal jackson we dont need to turn freddy into micheal jackson.

      If you want a fan rally its probably on that point, no parents would have been comfortable taking thier teens to see this as it made a buck as a buddy teen/parent movie. theirs gross and theirs scary.

      I cant believe how many jackiefans are like hohum about this story idea and stoked having jackie play pedofreddy but I see what a degenerative piece of * watchmen is as a pregokiller main hero with unheroic heroes and I realize films today are disposable movies, worth one watch esp when i look at films like the wife stealing james bond reboot, i roll my eyes and just pop in an oldy that has some character value.

  • T-rock

    I heard rumors that they wnt one of these guys as freddy… Edward Norton, Johnny Depp, Marilyn Manson, Robert Knepper, Javier Bardem, Jim Carrey, Tim Curry, Eric Stoltz, Crispin Glover, Brad Dourif, Bill Moseley, or Anthony Head… i think depp would be a good choice… he was in the original!

  • T-rock

    I heard rumors that they wnt one of these guys as freddy… Edward Norton, Johnny Depp, Marilyn Manson, Robert Knepper, Javier Bardem, Jim Carrey, Tim Curry, Eric Stoltz, Crispin Glover, Brad Dourif, Bill Moseley, or Anthony Head… i think depp would be a good choice… he was in the original!

    • No Name

      I seriously hope you’re kidding.

    • No Name

      I seriously hope you’re kidding.

  • T-rock

    I heard rumors that they wnt one of these guys as freddy… Edward Norton, Johnny Depp, Marilyn Manson, Robert Knepper, Javier Bardem, Jim Carrey, Tim Curry, Eric Stoltz, Crispin Glover, Brad Dourif, Bill Moseley, or Anthony Head… i think depp would be a good choice… he was in the original!

    • No Name

      I seriously hope you’re kidding.

  • marlena

    i hope that theydont fuck it up like they did halloween