Chicago is known for many things … The Cubs, The Bulls, and El Famous Burrito: Home of the Football-sized Burrito. Well, okay that last one is only famous to me — I had no idea what to do with that huge damned thing! Come May 5th the Windy City will have two more claims to fame when Platinum Dunes begins production there of Sam Bayer’s remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street.
According to local Chicago paper The Daily Herald two local schools have been secured for filming: Elk Grove High School and Hersey High School in Arlington Heights.
Filming is said to be focusing heavily on the exteriors of the two schools as well as their swimming pool areas. Even better — if you’re a student at either school and over age sixteen, you can audition for a role as an extra. Never once did something this cool ever happen where I attended class so take advantage of it, you little whippersnappers!
New Line is planning on a release date of April 16, 2010.
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