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Platinum Dunes to Overhaul Freddy

Nooooooooooooooo!Of all the horror icons, Freddy Krueger is my favorite. The first horror film I watched was A Nightmare on Elm Street, and from then on I was hooked. It didn’t matter what others thought of the sequels; I was glued to the franchise. So, what should one think when this series is put into some questionable hands?

Daily Variety launched my brain into panic mode this evening with the news that Platinum Dunes will be giving the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise a “complete overhaul.” I am not exactly sure what to think. How exactly do you change Freddy for the better?

PD sure is on a roll with this whole remake thing (“New Friday in ’09? ” – July 2007). So far they haven’t hired a writer or director, and there’s no word on if Robert Englund will reappear as the dream slayer. Good news? Ask the man himself in March at our Texas Fear Fest.

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  • Morgan Elektra

    “Well see in this version of the Freddy-verse Freddy was in a bluegrass band that was just about to sign that big recording deal, but was shipped off to the big WW two. He left behind his “ma” and “pa” and their quiet little ranch to go fight for truth, justice, and the American way. He meets up with a madcap gang of misfits in boot camp and hilarity ensues as they get themselves into one pickle after another, all the while trying to stay one step ahead of their commanding officer.

    It’s Stripes meets Elm St in this wacky coming of age story set against the war in Nazi Germany.”

    …..I don’t even know what to say…. I’m not sure if this is brilliant or insane. Either way, it sounds a bazillion times better than whatever they’re really going to do.

  • elric300

    A more useless remake\reimagine\relaunch\redoodoo I cannot think of. Englund is still out there and very active, and Freddy is still just as popular and fairly much the same as he’s been since 1984. I mean really, if it ain’t broke, then don’t fix it.

    I know New Line needs some hits, and badly. But this isn’t the way to go. Geez, why is it so damn difficult to just MAKE ANOTHER NOES MOVIE?!!! What, they can’t find any writers, after the strike?

    And again, who’s gonna see this? Bore teens who’ll give it that one big opening weekend and then let it drop into oblivion? Because that’s been pretty much the pattern with many of these things. Rob Zombie’s a bit different because he has incredible connections when it comes to getting something marketed. So, I think he has an edge, where that’s concerned.

    Man, but sometimes it feels like there’s a weird conspiracy to destroy the genre for good.

  • PelusaMG

    I’m just dying to see what The Asylum’s cooking up!

  • Terminal

    I look forward to the people moaning about this remake and then going “I’ll see it anyway” further fueling Platinum Dunes as a money making hack machine, while the pompous proclaim “Really, it wasn’t so bad, it was edgy, this Freddy is hardcore!” Meanwhile someone like Len Wiseman, Rob Zombie, or Tim Story can come on board to change this mythos and be all gritty and indie by giving the film a yellow tint to make it seem grindhouse, while the mouthbreathers proclaim “The original NOES sucks, this is much fasted, and violenter.”

    Ah being a horror fan is fun.

    Oh yeah, I forgot: This news sucks.

  • Uncle Creepy

    *throws punches in the air*

    Fuckity fuckity fuck!

  • Kryten Syxx

    Freddy Krueger is a pedo in Texas who is caught in an online sting thanks to Perverted Justice and Chris Hansen. Can’t you just see them milking that kind of shit?

  • Uncle Creepy

    There will be sand in the film cannisters!

    Gritty gritty gritty!

  • Undeadmin

    Well see in this version of the Freddy-verse Freddy was in a bluegrass band that was just about to sign that big recording deal, but was shipped off to the big WW two. He left behind his “ma” and “pa” and their quiet little ranch to go fight for truth, justice, and the American way. He meets up with a madcap gang of misfits in boot camp and hilarity ensues as they get themselves into one pickle after another, all the while trying to stay one step ahead of their commanding officer.

    It’s Stripes meets Elm St in this wacky coming of age story set against the war in Nazi Germany.

  • Morgan Elektra

    I’m going to revert to the tried and true behaviors of childhood… When confronted with something I don’t like the sound of, I simply go “La-la-la! I can’t HEAR you!” and then it’s not true.

  • Chainsaw

    So, what will Fredddy become in lieu of a pedophile that will completely neuter his character?

  • Sirand

    Wonderful. So now we’re gonna wind up with a lot of faux-grittiness and script more cliched than the original?

    Fuckin’ Platinum Dunes…