Nightmare Remake Stalks Writers

Freddy Vs. Jason (click to see it full size!)Platinum Dunes, in their neverending quest to remake anything they can toss some sweat and dirt on, have been eyeing up who would be the best pick to script the Nightmare on Elm Street remake. Was their choice going to go over well with genre fans? Maybe...

BD is reporting that the writers of Freddy vs. Jason, Mark Swift & Damian Shannon, are being favored by Dunes to bring one of the biggest icons of horror back to life in this franchise reboot. While not officially hired, this duo already did script the Friday the 13th retread that Bay's company is also working on.

Good news? To those of us who could look past FvJ's serious flaws, it is a light at the end of a very dark tunnel. Then again, will we be forced to see another Jason Mewes clone and an army of unidentifiable characters?

- Syxx

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Morgan Elektra's picture

"could it honestly be any worse than Fred's last few films?"

It can ALWAYS be worse.

Submitted by Morgan Elektra on Tue, 05/13/2008 - 12:33pm.
Hunter1006's picture

FvJ was nothing more than a 'Nightmare' sequel, plus a cameo by Jason.

Submitted by Hunter1006 on Tue, 05/13/2008 - 11:25am.
frank_dracman's picture

As I recall, the incredably stupid "Place your bets" line was only in the trailer, it mercifully got cut from the film. Yes, I am one of the few who really geeked out on the FvsJ movie, but only because it was the return of Jason. He's my boy. Freddy, on the other hand, I could take or leave. But just think, could it honestly be any worse than Fred's last few films?

Submitted by frank_dracman on Tue, 05/13/2008 - 10:25am.
Chainsaw's picture

These are the guys who had the nerve to actually write "Freddy Versus Jason...PLACE YOUR BETS!!" on paper. My prayers are with them.

BTW, best opening sentence to a story ever, Kryten.

Submitted by Chainsaw on Tue, 05/13/2008 - 7:35am.
Terminal's picture

Dear fucking god.

Submitted by Terminal on Tue, 05/13/2008 - 6:59am.
Spaceshark's picture

Oh for fuck's sake.

Submitted by Spaceshark on Tue, 05/13/2008 - 6:50am.

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