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12.12.2008

Freddy Krueger Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form's production company, Platinum Dunes, is all about remaking classic horror films with hot young teens and all kinds of flash cuts in order to appeal to hot young teens who love all kinds of flash cuts. And now that they've had success with TEXAS CHANSAW MASSACRE and likely with the upcoming FRIDAY THE 13TH, they're now setting their sights on bringing Freddy Krueger back in a NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET remake/reboot. Fuller recently confirmed to both "Bloody Disgusting" and "Shock 'Till You Drop" that it's the company's next film and he hopes to start filming by summer of next year. Click through to read what else he had to say.

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Extra Tidbit: You think they'll actually consider Robert Englund to reprise his role as Freddy?
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6:38PM on 12/15/2008

Dumb.

Useless mining of another horror franchise that doesn't need any new finger prints.
Useless mining of another horror franchise that doesn't need any new finger prints.
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9:47AM on 12/15/2008

A MESSAGE FROM THE FUTURE!!!!

Guys, I'm writing from the year 2014. Let me tell you what has happened since the release of the Nightmare On Elm Street remake.

well first of all, they managed to get Will Smith to play Freddy Kruger. yeah, it was really weird news at first and tons of people were posting about what a horrible decision it was online. mostly saying stuff like... "i don't mean to be racist, and i love will smith, but..."

anyways, fanboy sentiment was pretty bleak until the trailer came out. Will Smith
Guys, I'm writing from the year 2014. Let me tell you what has happened since the release of the Nightmare On Elm Street remake.

well first of all, they managed to get Will Smith to play Freddy Kruger. yeah, it was really weird news at first and tons of people were posting about what a horrible decision it was online. mostly saying stuff like... "i don't mean to be racist, and i love will smith, but..."

anyways, fanboy sentiment was pretty bleak until the trailer came out. Will Smith managed to pull off his magic and played the coolest, most charasmatic freddy kruger ever! the movie banked $500 million in US box office sales alone.

With that success, michael bay just started churning out the horror remakes with the same formula. in the span of three years, he released remakes of: Hellraiser (Tom Cruise as Pinhead), Halloween (Mel Gibson as Michael Myers), Child's Play (Vern Troyer as Chucky), Scream (Judi Dench as Ghostface), and I Know What You Did Last Summer (Michael Clarke Duncan as Jennifer Love Hewitt).

Now everyone's getting hyped for the remake of the remake of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre starring Jessica Alba as Jessica Biel. It's gonna be AWESOME!

anyways, thats my update from the future.

PS Dragonball Evolution cleaned up at the 2010 Oscars (8 nominations 8 wins).
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4:19AM on 12/15/2008
Are they going for a "darker" freddy?sorry but i don't see the point coz the classics should be left alone Robert Englund MADE Freddy. Period.
Why not continue from were Freddy Vs Jason left off?

I can't imagine anyone else playing freddy just like anyone else playing Indiana Jones.

Anyway whatever,.... invite Liam Neeson for an audition I think he can pull it off.
Are they going for a "darker" freddy?sorry but i don't see the point coz the classics should be left alone Robert Englund MADE Freddy. Period.
Why not continue from were Freddy Vs Jason left off?

I can't imagine anyone else playing freddy just like anyone else playing Indiana Jones.

Anyway whatever,.... invite Liam Neeson for an audition I think he can pull it off.
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6:47PM on 12/14/2008
I read about this awhile ago and the word was that Englund was being replaced. I'm not necessarily against seeing the character being played by someone else, as Englund has already established a legacy that will endure, and I don't think some remake is gonna change that.

What upsets me is that Hollywood can't seem to find any ideas these days...and the Texas Chainsaw remake made me go sleepy-times. Not gonna hold out much hope for this one.
I read about this awhile ago and the word was that Englund was being replaced. I'm not necessarily against seeing the character being played by someone else, as Englund has already established a legacy that will endure, and I don't think some remake is gonna change that.

What upsets me is that Hollywood can't seem to find any ideas these days...and the Texas Chainsaw remake made me go sleepy-times. Not gonna hold out much hope for this one.
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1:06PM on 12/14/2008
It all comes down to Freddy. Robert Englund MADE Freddy and made the films what they are. It really depends on who plays Freddy as to whether it would be worth it or not. You don't have the perfect Freddy, you don't have a film.
It all comes down to Freddy. Robert Englund MADE Freddy and made the films what they are. It really depends on who plays Freddy as to whether it would be worth it or not. You don't have the perfect Freddy, you don't have a film.
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10:06AM on 12/14/2008
I really can't see anyone other than Englund, anyway I'd prefer to see this movie more as a remake but with more backstory to Krueger. More of Englund out of makeup which I think would make Krueger more sinister the more we learn about him. I want to see how twisted he was before the fire which makes the transition more understandable, that's what I'd like to see.
I really can't see anyone other than Englund, anyway I'd prefer to see this movie more as a remake but with more backstory to Krueger. More of Englund out of makeup which I think would make Krueger more sinister the more we learn about him. I want to see how twisted he was before the fire which makes the transition more understandable, that's what I'd like to see.
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6:33AM on 12/14/2008
It's really only the original A Nightmare On Elm Street that stands up as a genuinely great horror movie, as far as I'm concerned. A reworked/updated series could be really good if handled properly.
A Hellraiser remake is more problematic as Hollywood just doesn't seem to be able to do classy but thoroughly nasty films any more. Most of the recent gore films like Hostel and remakes like The Hills Have Eyes have either been undercooked concepts or taken it too far with trying to shock the
It's really only the original A Nightmare On Elm Street that stands up as a genuinely great horror movie, as far as I'm concerned. A reworked/updated series could be really good if handled properly.
A Hellraiser remake is more problematic as Hollywood just doesn't seem to be able to do classy but thoroughly nasty films any more. Most of the recent gore films like Hostel and remakes like The Hills Have Eyes have either been undercooked concepts or taken it too far with trying to shock the audience. A lot of the great horror films I've seen in recent years have been foreign language movies (Korean and French films seem to be closest to great horror these days).
That said, I think the best horror remake of recent times was the first Texas Chainsaw Massacre reboot. In many ways it was a superior horror movie to the original.
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9:29PM on 12/13/2008
Cillian Murphy for Freddy!!!
Cillian Murphy for Freddy!!!
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6:00PM on 12/13/2008

Depends..

it really depends on who plays Freddy. I've heard Billy Bob Thorton was a maybe, if so then I would go see it in a heartbeat.
it really depends on who plays Freddy. I've heard Billy Bob Thorton was a maybe, if so then I would go see it in a heartbeat.
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5:39PM on 12/13/2008

Idea

Remaking all these classic horror films as heap dollar grabbers is horrible, unless you have something good to offer (instead of disguising a sequel as a 'remake'). Why not cast someone with amazing acting chops as Freddy? say...Daniel Day-Lewis? That might give the film the heft it needs. (And he would be amazing!!)
Remaking all these classic horror films as heap dollar grabbers is horrible, unless you have something good to offer (instead of disguising a sequel as a 'remake'). Why not cast someone with amazing acting chops as Freddy? say...Daniel Day-Lewis? That might give the film the heft it needs. (And he would be amazing!!)
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4:44PM on 12/13/2008

Reboots

Friday the 13th is being rebooted.
Now Nightmare might be rebooted.

I wonder if they'll let this shit get to a point where they "reboot" Freddy vs Jason? (which, by the way, I thought was a decent enough splatter flick.)
Friday the 13th is being rebooted.
Now Nightmare might be rebooted.

I wonder if they'll let this shit get to a point where they "reboot" Freddy vs Jason? (which, by the way, I thought was a decent enough splatter flick.)
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2:55PM on 12/13/2008

Maybe

I would give it a chance. Need to see who will play Freddy.
I would give it a chance. Need to see who will play Freddy.
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1:51PM on 12/13/2008
Well we all this would happen sooner or later.
The thing with "NOES" is that it`s not a guy in a mask like Jason or Michael. Whoever plays Freddy will have to be charismatic enough to sell the character to audiances the way Robert Englund did.
As for Englund not returning......yeah that REALLY sucks, but remember people: Englund said himself that he didn`t want to play Freddy anymore. It`s not like Platinum Dunes are just being dicks and refusing him.
Well we all this would happen sooner or later.
The thing with "NOES" is that it`s not a guy in a mask like Jason or Michael. Whoever plays Freddy will have to be charismatic enough to sell the character to audiances the way Robert Englund did.
As for Englund not returning......yeah that REALLY sucks, but remember people: Englund said himself that he didn`t want to play Freddy anymore. It`s not like Platinum Dunes are just being dicks and refusing him.
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1:30PM on 12/13/2008

GIVE OMAR A BREAK EVERYONE!!!

This is a new story. Yes we were told almost a year ago about this as a RUMOR. However, this article is just CONFIRMING that they are really going to make this film. It is no longer a rumor and is going to be made!
This is a new story. Yes we were told almost a year ago about this as a RUMOR. However, this article is just CONFIRMING that they are really going to make this film. It is no longer a rumor and is going to be made!
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1:29PM on 12/13/2008

If the fuckers refuse to use Robert...

then the only way to get freddy as scary as he was in the original is to go with an unknown actor.
then the only way to get freddy as scary as he was in the original is to go with an unknown actor.
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11:09AM on 12/13/2008

didn't we already hear this??

first i think it is cool that they are redoing nightmare, that is if they don't screw up a true horror classic. second, didn't we already get this info posted on here like two days ago?? also didn't the info say that they were looking into replacing robert englund? i may be wrong but this feels alittle like deja vu. then again i may have read it somewhere else.
first i think it is cool that they are redoing nightmare, that is if they don't screw up a true horror classic. second, didn't we already get this info posted on here like two days ago?? also didn't the info say that they were looking into replacing robert englund? i may be wrong but this feels alittle like deja vu. then again i may have read it somewhere else.
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9:52AM on 12/13/2008
2 years ago I would've been screaming my head off about this idea, but with all the remakes that have been churned out since then I'm just numb to a Freddy remake or reimagining or whatever the hell you want to call it. Go ahead Hollywood...ruin another classic.
2 years ago I would've been screaming my head off about this idea, but with all the remakes that have been churned out since then I'm just numb to a Freddy remake or reimagining or whatever the hell you want to call it. Go ahead Hollywood...ruin another classic.
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9:16AM on 12/13/2008
personally, i think it's pointless to remake classic horror movies and except for Halloween, i pretty much hated everyone of those remakes. The worst part is that out of every remake ever made, the most boring ones are produce by micheal bay. So to say that i'm not exited about a Nightmares remake is a understatement. This only prove that has far as the horror genre is concerned, Hollywood doesn't have any interesting ideas anymore and they are so lazy that the rather take a idea from 20 years
personally, i think it's pointless to remake classic horror movies and except for Halloween, i pretty much hated everyone of those remakes. The worst part is that out of every remake ever made, the most boring ones are produce by micheal bay. So to say that i'm not exited about a Nightmares remake is a understatement. This only prove that has far as the horror genre is concerned, Hollywood doesn't have any interesting ideas anymore and they are so lazy that the rather take a idea from 20 years ago and remake it, then do some work and find a original idea.
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8:23AM on 12/13/2008
bring it on. I've dug most of the Michael Bay produced remakes, so far. Loved both new Texas Chainsaws, Friday the 13 looks great, right down to the awesome throwback trailer for the original. If Jason is rebooted, then Freddy, I say we get a new and improved Freddy vs jason movie off the ground. I liked the first for all its campy good horror gore fun, but I say we get a new one to match the new reboots.

Horror remakes are really the only remakes I don't mind. I'm down.
bring it on. I've dug most of the Michael Bay produced remakes, so far. Loved both new Texas Chainsaws, Friday the 13 looks great, right down to the awesome throwback trailer for the original. If Jason is rebooted, then Freddy, I say we get a new and improved Freddy vs jason movie off the ground. I liked the first for all its campy good horror gore fun, but I say we get a new one to match the new reboots.

Horror remakes are really the only remakes I don't mind. I'm down.
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8:18AM on 12/13/2008

????

Having Robert back would be great. Here are a few names I would love to see wear the glove - Crispin Glover, Johnny Depp, Ryan Gosling, Ben Foster, Matthew Lillard, Cillian Murphy, Patrick Wilson,.
Having Robert back would be great. Here are a few names I would love to see wear the glove - Crispin Glover, Johnny Depp, Ryan Gosling, Ben Foster, Matthew Lillard, Cillian Murphy, Patrick Wilson,.
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3:12AM on 12/13/2008

your a bit behind

heard about this last year, and yes poltriegiest and hellraiser are being reduxed, "god the evil that men re-do!"
heard about this last year, and yes poltriegiest and hellraiser are being reduxed, "god the evil that men re-do!"
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1:15AM on 12/13/2008
It would definitely have to be Englund. They could easily do a reboot and still have him play the part. And for anyone whose a Englund fan you have to check out Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer, its a great time and he's great in it.
It would definitely have to be Englund. They could easily do a reboot and still have him play the part. And for anyone whose a Englund fan you have to check out Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer, its a great time and he's great in it.
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10:36PM on 12/12/2008
Over at AICN, Crispin Glover's name was thrown around quite a bit for taking on the role. My ass would pay for a seat if he got the role. Let Glover don the bladed glove!
Over at AICN, Crispin Glover's name was thrown around quite a bit for taking on the role. My ass would pay for a seat if he got the role. Let Glover don the bladed glove!
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10:19PM on 12/12/2008

Fine By Me

Englund became a joke in the role anyway. Make Freddy more of a sinister figure with very little to say like in part 1 and I am down with it. Make him a jokester again and it will suck!
Englund became a joke in the role anyway. Make Freddy more of a sinister figure with very little to say like in part 1 and I am down with it. Make him a jokester again and it will suck!
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10:08PM on 12/12/2008

A new Freddy...

Even though this would never happen, I think Gary Sinise would look awesome in that make up, tuned down a bit to look a bit more humanesque.
Even though this would never happen, I think Gary Sinise would look awesome in that make up, tuned down a bit to look a bit more humanesque.
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9:43PM on 12/12/2008
compairing a batman role with a slasher movie is rather funny. no matter who plays freedy they will make it there own.
compairing a batman role with a slasher movie is rather funny. no matter who plays freedy they will make it there own.
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9:39PM on 12/12/2008
Offer the role to Robert Englund. He is Freedy, freddy is not just a character he is a personality. He is not like Jason or Mike where you can just put a mask on a big guy and tell him how the character moves. Freddy is more than that. Offer the part to Englund and and if he declines I think that he should have a hand in the casting decision of who plays the new Freddy. This is the only way I will see this movie.
Offer the role to Robert Englund. He is Freedy, freddy is not just a character he is a personality. He is not like Jason or Mike where you can just put a mask on a big guy and tell him how the character moves. Freddy is more than that. Offer the part to Englund and and if he declines I think that he should have a hand in the casting decision of who plays the new Freddy. This is the only way I will see this movie.
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9:37PM on 12/12/2008
People said Jack Nicholson wouldn't be able to be topped as the Joker and we all saw how that went.
People said Jack Nicholson wouldn't be able to be topped as the Joker and we all saw how that went.
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9:35PM on 12/12/2008

hum

whats next poltergeist remake or better yet hellraiser. dont get me wrong i would love to see them get remade. i dont think that i would see them in theaters.
whats next poltergeist remake or better yet hellraiser. dont get me wrong i would love to see them get remade. i dont think that i would see them in theaters.
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9:05PM on 12/12/2008
Having Robert Englund back as Freddy would be the only reason I'd see this movie.
Having Robert Englund back as Freddy would be the only reason I'd see this movie.
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9:00PM on 12/12/2008

eh...

I heard there was a rumor that Michael Rosenbaum would take the role.
I heard there was a rumor that Michael Rosenbaum would take the role.
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8:59PM on 12/12/2008
Man, get that kid that played Edward in Twilight. I hear he appeals to teens. Plus it's a great way to ensure I won't see your piece of crap "remake." A win win for everyone!
Man, get that kid that played Edward in Twilight. I hear he appeals to teens. Plus it's a great way to ensure I won't see your piece of crap "remake." A win win for everyone!
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8:51PM on 12/12/2008

maybe

Since Leatherface and Jason both wear masks and dont talk, they didnt need to get the same actors from the originals, but since Freddy does talk and has only had one person play him ever it would make sense to get Robert Englund again.
Since Leatherface and Jason both wear masks and dont talk, they didnt need to get the same actors from the originals, but since Freddy does talk and has only had one person play him ever it would make sense to get Robert Englund again.
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8:47PM on 12/12/2008
They already said Englund won't reprise Freddy. So, in other words, fuck that.
They already said Englund won't reprise Freddy. So, in other words, fuck that.
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8:10PM on 12/12/2008

Bad News

I can't picture anyone else portraying Freddy...Jason is one thing..but Robert Englund WAS Freddy, it would be a crime for anyone else to try to fill those shoes.
I can't picture anyone else portraying Freddy...Jason is one thing..but Robert Englund WAS Freddy, it would be a crime for anyone else to try to fill those shoes.
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