Nightmare on Elm Street remake
Although Robert Englund, the original Freddy Krueger in film, has talked about it many times before, the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise has never come back to life. Until now.
New Line are the ones to pick up the banner and move forward, and with a choice that's been typically proven wrong before, they're going to remake the first film.
A Nightmare on Elm Street was originally made in 1984 by Wes Craven and began a huge franchise of nine films which Variety reveal was New Line's most lucrative franchise until Lord of the Rings came along, and that's something to be proud of.
Now they plan to restart the series with a remake of that Wes Craven film, just as Friday the 13th is getting the same treatment. Here's the killer quote from the article for me:
"Both franchises will be given a complete overhaul, just as Platinum Dunes did with the Nispel-directed 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.'"
What an overhaul that was. Pause a moment for ironic reflection, and move on.
The production company behind the remake are Platinum Dunes, which isn't a real surprise either considering they are behind the remakes of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Amityville Horror, The Hitcher and upcoming The Birds.
It seems that this will follow the same formula. Remake for a younger, modern audience, and in the process drop everything that was great about the original and end up with a poor copy.
Does anyone see any good coming of this?