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01.29.2008

Freddy Kruger In their continuing quest to repackage every single classic, iconic horror film and franchise with the hotties, hard bodies, glossy exterior and dizzying flash cuts that today's film audiences demand, Michael Bay's production company, Platinum Dunes, will partner with New Line to reboot the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET franchise. The film, of course, centers on the machinations of the ultimate boogeyman Freddy Kruger and his lust for haunting and eliminating busty teenagers in their sleep. Robert Englund played the role for nine films and two TV movies but it's likely we'll actually be seeing someone else don the striped shirt, hat and claws for the remake. Currently, no director is set and no writer will be hired until after the writer's strike. Dunes is currently gearing up to give FRIDAY THE 13TH an extreme makeover. They have an April start for the remake with CLOVERFIELD star Odette Yustman set to star, and Marcus Nispel directing from a script by FREDDY VS. JASON scribes Damian Shannon and Mark Swift.

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Extra Tidbit: Before NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, New Line was just a distribution company for college campuses. In fact, the film saved the company from bankruptcy and was at one point referred to as "The House that Freddy Built".
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11:59AM on 01/31/2008

Well...

If we're gonna re-make Nightmare lets go balls out. Let's bring back the works: Lets do a Roseanne movie, re-visit the Saved by the Bell Kids, build another New Kids on the Block, ware fanny-packs, extra loud tank-tops and fugly mustaches while we're at it!!!

We should all just get in one big-ass time machine and re-live the past..ida know..40 years of cinema and save these clowns the trouble. I mean really?...Really? Stop boinking your desk-clerks for 20 mins to come up with a decent idea
If we're gonna re-make Nightmare lets go balls out. Let's bring back the works: Lets do a Roseanne movie, re-visit the Saved by the Bell Kids, build another New Kids on the Block, ware fanny-packs, extra loud tank-tops and fugly mustaches while we're at it!!!

We should all just get in one big-ass time machine and re-live the past..ida know..40 years of cinema and save these clowns the trouble. I mean really?...Really? Stop boinking your desk-clerks for 20 mins to come up with a decent idea for a film for crying out loud! Your killing millions of dreams (no pun intended).

P.S., suck my bizzalls. and you can tell my mama I said it!! Nubs!
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8:20PM on 01/30/2008

Why must my childhood be trampled on again?

I don't like but I'm not going to lie and say I wont watch it. I just pray my inner child can forgive...

one, two, Freddy's coming for you
I don't like but I'm not going to lie and say I wont watch it. I just pray my inner child can forgive...

one, two, Freddy's coming for you
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5:49PM on 01/30/2008

No Englund, I'll never watch it.

Part of the franchise that has always been a staple of it has always been the way he acted and portrayed Freddy, it can't be duplicated and only Englund can do Freddy justice.
Other _Reboots, re-imaginings, or whatever the hell you want to call them very rarely have this to try and live up to, Jason, Michael, The Texas Chainsaw guy, Hills Have Eyes baddies, all had characters that could easily be "re-done".. it doesn't take much to chase people around and butcher them... When you rely
Part of the franchise that has always been a staple of it has always been the way he acted and portrayed Freddy, it can't be duplicated and only Englund can do Freddy justice.
Other _Reboots, re-imaginings, or whatever the hell you want to call them very rarely have this to try and live up to, Jason, Michael, The Texas Chainsaw guy, Hills Have Eyes baddies, all had characters that could easily be "re-done".. it doesn't take much to chase people around and butcher them... When you rely on the bad guys witty remarks and comical references to build a character it just cannot be duplicated well enough that your going to expect the fans of the original to like it.. or much even want to see it.
Every horror fanatic that is a fan of the Nightmare series will only wind up disapointed.
Now to re-boot the series and keep Englund cast as Freddy "might" be something I'd check out... and I stress "might".. but a complete re-cast, re-hash will be something I will pass on without looking back on.
Why not just do another sequel? Freddy VS Jason had good numbers, so it proves the fans are still around, and will pay the price of admission if a sequel looks decent...
If you want to try and get to a new generation of fans treating them to a Elm st flick with the "Real" Freddy is the BEST way to bring interest back into your franchise...
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4:22PM on 01/30/2008

How Sweet. Fresh meat.

Come on, let's quit the bitching. I love the NoES Series, but along with the other classic franchises (Friday the 13th & Halloween, which I also thought was poorly done) this is due for a reboot. Yes, I still want Mr. England and I still want the basic premise to be the same but what's wrong with a new, darker (back to the first Nightmare film tone) twist to an old story if done well. And lets face it, thats what it all comes down to; the studio producing and distributing a well done final
Come on, let's quit the bitching. I love the NoES Series, but along with the other classic franchises (Friday the 13th & Halloween, which I also thought was poorly done) this is due for a reboot. Yes, I still want Mr. England and I still want the basic premise to be the same but what's wrong with a new, darker (back to the first Nightmare film tone) twist to an old story if done well. And lets face it, thats what it all comes down to; the studio producing and distributing a well done final product. So lets just hope New Line doesn't destroy the franchise that put them on the map, but treat it with the care and time that it deserves. And as far as these remakes are concerned it's not like we don't have the originals to fall back on. It will be fun to see Freddy and Jason introduced to a new generation, here's hoping they take over the audiences world wide like they did in the eighties.
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4:21PM on 01/30/2008
They monitor boards on here? I am almost certain my posts are deleted sometimes?
They monitor boards on here? I am almost certain my posts are deleted sometimes?
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2:33PM on 01/30/2008

O......M........G.....

Well i'm not surprise by this I mean Hollywood lost there crative mojo, so I guess to gain anything they have to remake all of there classic into crappy remakes.

It's not to far until we see a Scareface remake, Godfather remake, Robocop remake heck even Casblanca.

I'm just surprise that Nightmare/Johnny Depp nerds are not protesting this film.

To words Hollywood F U! :p
Well i'm not surprise by this I mean Hollywood lost there crative mojo, so I guess to gain anything they have to remake all of there classic into crappy remakes.

It's not to far until we see a Scareface remake, Godfather remake, Robocop remake heck even Casblanca.

I'm just surprise that Nightmare/Johnny Depp nerds are not protesting this film.

To words Hollywood F U! :p
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2:08PM on 01/30/2008

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12:29PM on 01/30/2008

TV Movies???

Can someone let me in one what 2 TV movies/projects Joblo is speaking about in there?
Can someone let me in one what 2 TV movies/projects Joblo is speaking about in there?
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11:24AM on 01/30/2008

Hmph!

I'm a huge fan of the Nightmare series, and I would love to see another movie . . . but not a rehash, reboot, repo, retard, or any other "re" word that we can plug in for this franchise.

And for the record . . . any Nightmare movie without Robert Englund is like communion without Jesus . . . ok . . . there . . . I said it . . .
I'm a huge fan of the Nightmare series, and I would love to see another movie . . . but not a rehash, reboot, repo, retard, or any other "re" word that we can plug in for this franchise.

And for the record . . . any Nightmare movie without Robert Englund is like communion without Jesus . . . ok . . . there . . . I said it . . .
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7:37AM on 01/30/2008

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

STOP WITH THE REMAKES PLEASE!! They should do the oft rumoured prequel idea to 'reboot' the series, show us an unscarred Freddy murdering the kids of elm street, culminating in the parents rounding up to throw him in the fire...then after this movie do a NEW style sequel, rebooted ala James bond style. This way we're given something new without pissing on the originals too badly...
STOP WITH THE REMAKES PLEASE!! They should do the oft rumoured prequel idea to 'reboot' the series, show us an unscarred Freddy murdering the kids of elm street, culminating in the parents rounding up to throw him in the fire...then after this movie do a NEW style sequel, rebooted ala James bond style. This way we're given something new without pissing on the originals too badly...
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7:34AM on 01/30/2008

Boll

This has Uwe Boll written all over it!
I can see Boll directing and Cathy Griffin
playing Freddy.
This has Uwe Boll written all over it!
I can see Boll directing and Cathy Griffin
playing Freddy.
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3:22AM on 01/30/2008
This is a bad idea, although I'd be interested to see what someone like steve buscemi coulddo with freddy.
This is a bad idea, although I'd be interested to see what someone like steve buscemi coulddo with freddy.
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1:55AM on 01/30/2008

WTF??

The original NoES is one of my favorite horror films of all time (it ranks right behind The Shining, just above Near Dark), and I think the series as a whole is quite good (compared to like the whole Halloween or Friday the 13th series).

I can't stress enough how I do not want this to happen. I should just kill myself now.
The original NoES is one of my favorite horror films of all time (it ranks right behind The Shining, just above Near Dark), and I think the series as a whole is quite good (compared to like the whole Halloween or Friday the 13th series).

I can't stress enough how I do not want this to happen. I should just kill myself now.
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1:45AM on 01/30/2008

FUCK

What a terrible idea! I enjoyed the remakes of Precinct 13, and Dawn of the Dead but remaking Freddy? What the fuck! Just drop the number off the title and make it Part 8 (or 9) so that way the noobs won't know any better and the fanboys will be happy.
What a terrible idea! I enjoyed the remakes of Precinct 13, and Dawn of the Dead but remaking Freddy? What the fuck! Just drop the number off the title and make it Part 8 (or 9) so that way the noobs won't know any better and the fanboys will be happy.
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1:37AM on 01/30/2008

what the fuck?

I recently reviewed HALLOWEEN and how it shouldn't have been remade, and included a few other titles that should not ever be remade: NoES is one of them.
I wish Michael Bay would just disappear. Not to ever produce and/or direct again.
I recently reviewed HALLOWEEN and how it shouldn't have been remade, and included a few other titles that should not ever be remade: NoES is one of them.
I wish Michael Bay would just disappear. Not to ever produce and/or direct again.
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12:33AM on 01/30/2008
Cool, I'm up for a new version of Nightmare on Elm Street. Look it can't be worse than the last two, and I'm a huge fan of the series...It became a little too tongue in cheek so I hope they keep to the less joke-driven kills of the first one. (Depp's death is classic).
Cool, I'm up for a new version of Nightmare on Elm Street. Look it can't be worse than the last two, and I'm a huge fan of the series...It became a little too tongue in cheek so I hope they keep to the less joke-driven kills of the first one. (Depp's death is classic).
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12:09AM on 01/30/2008
Hollywood's been remaking movies almost as long as it's been making them.

"The Maltese Falcon," anyone? Hell, they remade 1940's "Gaslight" before 1950...twice! And then, once again, in the '50s!

And I actually quite liked Zombie's "Halloween," but I won't bother arguing that here.

HOWEVER...

Bay's remakes have been awful.

His "Texas" was almost as inane as the scene-for-scene remake of "Psycho"...and his MTV-esque "Hitcher" COMPLETELY missed the point of the haunting
Hollywood's been remaking movies almost as long as it's been making them.

"The Maltese Falcon," anyone? Hell, they remade 1940's "Gaslight" before 1950...twice! And then, once again, in the '50s!

And I actually quite liked Zombie's "Halloween," but I won't bother arguing that here.

HOWEVER...

Bay's remakes have been awful.

His "Texas" was almost as inane as the scene-for-scene remake of "Psycho"...and his MTV-esque "Hitcher" COMPLETELY missed the point of the haunting original.

So, please, Bay...just stop, 'cause you obviously have no idea what you're doing.
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12:09AM on 01/30/2008
Some one rather than Robert Englund? No way Jose!!! I'm down with a remake, just not one without Englund!!!
Some one rather than Robert Englund? No way Jose!!! I'm down with a remake, just not one without Englund!!!
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11:29PM on 01/29/2008

What the crap!

I am sick of stupid remakes that pale in comparison to the originals! Can't anyone besides Neil Marshall coming up with original ideas for horror movies!
I am sick of stupid remakes that pale in comparison to the originals! Can't anyone besides Neil Marshall coming up with original ideas for horror movies!
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11:12PM on 01/29/2008

Who the fuck greenlights this shit?

Fuck this stupid shit. What Hollywood executive stops and thinks this is a good idea??? God damnit, and out of all people, it WOULD be Michael Bay and his crappy production company to rape this classic. Might as well make it PG-13, too, because it doesn't really matter at this point.
Fuck this stupid shit. What Hollywood executive stops and thinks this is a good idea??? God damnit, and out of all people, it WOULD be Michael Bay and his crappy production company to rape this classic. Might as well make it PG-13, too, because it doesn't really matter at this point.
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10:33PM on 01/29/2008
Like who do they even think would be better than Robert Englund? Knowing Hollywood, it'll probably be like Dane Cook.
Like who do they even think would be better than Robert Englund? Knowing Hollywood, it'll probably be like Dane Cook.
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10:19PM on 01/29/2008
why cant Hollywood fall into the fucking ocean already? and set michael bay on fire, that'd be GREAT.
why cant Hollywood fall into the fucking ocean already? and set michael bay on fire, that'd be GREAT.
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10:08PM on 01/29/2008
I kind of expected it. This will probably gross a lot of money, and it will restart an old franchise. There just isn't an original idea in Hollywood anymore. Thanks people for seeing all those remakes.
I kind of expected it. This will probably gross a lot of money, and it will restart an old franchise. There just isn't an original idea in Hollywood anymore. Thanks people for seeing all those remakes.
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10:06PM on 01/29/2008

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I WILL KILL THE WHOLE FUCKING WORLD IF ROBERT ENGLUND DOES NOT PLAY FREDDY! On a lesser note, they better not fuck up Friday either.
I WILL KILL THE WHOLE FUCKING WORLD IF ROBERT ENGLUND DOES NOT PLAY FREDDY! On a lesser note, they better not fuck up Friday either.
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9:51PM on 01/29/2008

WHAT THE FUCK

THEY BETTER FUCKIN HAVE ROBERT ENGLUND AS FREDDY. I SWEAR TO GOD, IF THEY DON'T.....lol id still watch it anyway but STILLL WHAT THE FUCK
THEY BETTER FUCKIN HAVE ROBERT ENGLUND AS FREDDY. I SWEAR TO GOD, IF THEY DON'T.....lol id still watch it anyway but STILLL WHAT THE FUCK
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9:48PM on 01/29/2008
no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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9:12PM on 01/29/2008

fuck this!!

I'm usually open to remakes. But fuck this shit man!!!! This is the only news of a remake that has genuinly pissed me off. I cant believe this shit!!! If they dont get Robert Englund to it then they are doubley stupid! Fuck this fuck this fuck this!!!
I'm usually open to remakes. But fuck this shit man!!!! This is the only news of a remake that has genuinly pissed me off. I cant believe this shit!!! If they dont get Robert Englund to it then they are doubley stupid! Fuck this fuck this fuck this!!!
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8:44PM on 01/29/2008

Fuckin A

Disgusted by this, but not surprised.

Are there absolutely no original scripts floating around anymore (pre-strike of course)???

To try to outdo the original "Nightmare"'s mix of a bad dream crossed with a bad acid trip is probably going to prove fruitless. These guys will have the cash but not the vision.
Disgusted by this, but not surprised.

Are there absolutely no original scripts floating around anymore (pre-strike of course)???

To try to outdo the original "Nightmare"'s mix of a bad dream crossed with a bad acid trip is probably going to prove fruitless. These guys will have the cash but not the vision.
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8:35PM on 01/29/2008
Okay, here's the thing.

I enjoy Michael Bay's movies for the most part, and I can forgive him for Pearl Harbor and Armageddon.

Further, I thought the TCM remake was okay.

The Hitcher went into territory that was almost too much to bear.

And I figure, hey, a Friday the 13th remake would probably be essentially the same as a sequel... I can deal with it.

But this.

This is personal.
Okay, here's the thing.

I enjoy Michael Bay's movies for the most part, and I can forgive him for Pearl Harbor and Armageddon.

Further, I thought the TCM remake was okay.

The Hitcher went into territory that was almost too much to bear.

And I figure, hey, a Friday the 13th remake would probably be essentially the same as a sequel... I can deal with it.

But this.

This is personal.
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8:32PM on 01/29/2008

here we go again

fuck platnium dunes
fuck michael bay
fuck markus nispel
fuck hollywood
i want my childhood back
fuck platnium dunes
fuck michael bay
fuck markus nispel
fuck hollywood
i want my childhood back
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8:23PM on 01/29/2008
I'll believe it when I see promotional material.

And if this does happen, I'm finally drawing a line in the sand. No more remakes, no more sequels, no more adaptations for Servo. I'll be finished for good.
I'll believe it when I see promotional material.

And if this does happen, I'm finally drawing a line in the sand. No more remakes, no more sequels, no more adaptations for Servo. I'll be finished for good.
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8:18PM on 01/29/2008

asd

FUCK. PLANTINUM DUNES.

DONCHU KNOW.



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FUCK. PLANTINUM DUNES.

DONCHU KNOW.



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7:54PM on 01/29/2008

NO ENGLUND, NO GOOD

I figured with Freddy vs. Jason this would be a reality. And Englund starred in that so why not have him in the film. It would be acceptable as a continuation, not a remake. Zombie's Halloween ruined the memory of John Carpenter's vision and now Wes Craven's classic will be next. And the only other way to do this right would be for Johnny Depp to reprise his role.
I figured with Freddy vs. Jason this would be a reality. And Englund starred in that so why not have him in the film. It would be acceptable as a continuation, not a remake. Zombie's Halloween ruined the memory of John Carpenter's vision and now Wes Craven's classic will be next. And the only other way to do this right would be for Johnny Depp to reprise his role.
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7:27PM on 01/29/2008

NO!

Jesus Christ why?! This is a stupid fucking idea and I should have known better that it wouldn't come to this. Why don't they start remaking Jaws or Star Wars next? Unless they could come up with another pointless remake before those
Jesus Christ why?! This is a stupid fucking idea and I should have known better that it wouldn't come to this. Why don't they start remaking Jaws or Star Wars next? Unless they could come up with another pointless remake before those
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7:26PM on 01/29/2008
I gotta wonder, I'm not a die-hard horror fan, but seeing as, as best I can remember, Robert Englund has been Freddy in all previous movies, and still manages to keep busy with genre work, is this the sort of character that could be sold by anyone else? He doesn't wear a mask or anything, he's just burnt flesh. I mean, Leatherface, Michael Myers, and even Jason Voorhees have the potential to be played by other actors without much change, but also considering, from my little knowledge, Freddy's
I gotta wonder, I'm not a die-hard horror fan, but seeing as, as best I can remember, Robert Englund has been Freddy in all previous movies, and still manages to keep busy with genre work, is this the sort of character that could be sold by anyone else? He doesn't wear a mask or anything, he's just burnt flesh. I mean, Leatherface, Michael Myers, and even Jason Voorhees have the potential to be played by other actors without much change, but also considering, from my little knowledge, Freddy's one of the most talkative killers in horror franchise history, so how can they pull that off?
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7:25PM on 01/29/2008

Hey, why not remake MOTHER,JUGGS,&SPEED?!

Or Flight of the navigator, or Wargames. Hmph. Cant wait for Freddy to kill someone online, while some unsuspecting teen is surfin the net, then falls asleep at the computer or something and gets sucked into the computer.......cmon you know its going to happen!
Or Flight of the navigator, or Wargames. Hmph. Cant wait for Freddy to kill someone online, while some unsuspecting teen is surfin the net, then falls asleep at the computer or something and gets sucked into the computer.......cmon you know its going to happen!
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