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02.11.2009

Crispy teen-killer Freddy Krueger is returning to haunt dreams, courtesy of Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes production company and their ongoing efforts to repackage your old-school horror memories. And it sounds like the talon-fisted slaughter machine of NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET has a director.

Dunes and New Line have apparently brought in Samuel Bayer to restart the fire under the Freddy franchise. Bayer, who's had a successful music vid career ever since "Smells Like Teen Spirit" in 1991, has been kicking around a couple other Dunes projects, the now-staked NEAR DARK remake and the original (gasp!) thriller FIASCO HEIGHTS.

Veteran screenwriter Wesley Strick (CAPE FEAR, ARACHNOPHOBIA, DOOM) was last tasked with delving into the background of the bastard son of a 100 maniacs, and his strange attachment to nubile brains and striped sweaters.

Dunes' rebooted FRIDAY THE 13th opens this week.
Extra Tidbit: This year marks the 25th anniversary of Wes Craven's original. How better way to celebrate than... by doing it all over again?
Source: THR

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