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Official Greenlight for NIGHTMARE ON ELM ST Remake

freddykAccording to Shock Till You Drop, Platinum Dunes and Warner Bros are moving forward on their announced remake of the 1984 horror film, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM ST, with the film slated to go into production by the summer of 2009. The project doesn’t have a director attached as of yet but it does have a finished script. Wesley Strick (Cape Fear) has penned a screenplay and promises a film that will take the Kruger character back to his very scary roots.

As far as concept goes, A Nightmare on Elm St is as good as it gets and the character of Freddy Krueger is a great one for any actor to play – although it will have to be someone pretty darn good to fill the shoes of Robert Englund. His Freddy is one of the great iconic characters in the history of pop culture entertainment. While producers are still looking for this generation’s Freddy, they do want Robert Englund to make an appearance in the new film. Rumors were flying a few months back that Billy Bob Thornton might be attached but nothing has come of it.

If screenwriter Strick follows the blue print of Wes Craven’s original, I think this has the potential to be the best of the Horror remakes from the 70s and 80s. While all of the Elm St films are worth seeing, the best of the bunch were the 1984 classic original, 1987’s Nightmare on Elm St: Dream Warriors (highly entertaining), and Wes Craven’s New Nightmare in 1994 (Pretty inventive and very scary). Platinum Dunes is responsible for the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and the upcoming redo of Friday the 13th.

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December 15, 2008 - Posted by | And Beyond - Trailers & News |

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