Nightmare on Elm Street remake news
The remake of Nightmare on Elm Street really is going ahead, and it looks like it's happening with a lot of momentum as well as some loving care. No, really.
It does seem as though the producers are going ahead with what the essence of Freddy is all about, they also confirm that it's their next film.
Brad Fuller and Andrew Form are two producers in the Platinum Dunes company, working alongside the infamous Michael Bay. They've revealed that A Nightmare on Elm Street is their next film and that it's a done deal.
“It's our next movie...hopefully shooting this spring.”
“It's not Freddy cracking jokes. We want to make a horrifying movie. The concept is so scary, don't fall asleep or you'll die. This guy gets you when you're most vulnerable, in your sleep. We love that. That's the basis of the movie. It'll be most similar to the first one but in terms of kills and dreams we'll borrow from the entire series.”
Okay, I really like that, but I have to say the Platinum Dunes concept of horrifying isn't everyone's, unless you find MTV style fast cuts that horrifying – okay, I'm being overly harsh there because the remakes they've been producing have been getting better and better, and the word is that the latest horror from them is doing really well, Friday the 13th.
They also reveal that Robert Englund will not be back to play Freddy, although they are hopeful about getting him back to play a bit part as a slight homage to the originals.
You know I can see this working rather well. To be honest the Nightmare series did start to fade and relied heavily on the kill. The first film had a lot going for it, but there was a fair amount that could have been done better with a bigger budget and more time, something this film could well get.
I wonder if the producers are going to be able to pull off a big remake of the film and character though. Enough time has passed but will you, the audience, be able to accept a rebirth of Freddy?