Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes and New Line have hired a director for the reboot of "Nightmare on Elm Street," bringing on Samuel Bayer to direct the reimagining of the Wes Craven classic.
Bayer, for the uninitiated, is a sought-after director whose best-known work is in commercials and music videos; he's won best director at MTV's VMAs and is responsible for a host of iconic videos, including Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and Blind Melon's video for "No Rain," featuring the famous girl in a bumblebee costume.
Next up for New Line and Platinum Dunes, which hope to shoot in the spring or summer, is the casting of Freddy Krueger. Rumors have swirled, but one thing that is known is that Robert Englund, who played Krueger in the franchise's original go-round, will not reprise his role.
Unlike other reboots of classic horror franchises, which synthesize plot lines from several films, this one, insiders said, will feature a strong element of the first picture, in which Krueger famously began haunting teenagers' dreams, attacking them violently in their subconscious in ways that resulted in their real-life deaths.
Wesley Strick, who was previously behind such chill fests as "Cape Fear" and "Arachnophobia" was previously announced to write.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Nightmare on Elm Street Remake Gets A Director
I'm going to have to wait and see how this will turn up. The new Friday the 13th movie looks pretty cool and seems like a good remake judging from the trailers I saw. Its going to be very hard to find someone who's going to replace Englund. The guy was born to play Freddy and has played that character in over 6 films. I do agree that hes getting alittle old for the part, but I just hope they don't fuck it up by casting someone who cant play the part right.