'A Nightmare on Elm Street' Remake More Definitely Happening

December 12, 2008


Friday the 13th hasn't even been released but Platinum Dunes is already preparing to go ahead with their remake of the popular extended sleep apnea metaphor, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and are hopeful they'll start shooting by spring. From Shock Till You Drop:

Since Comic-Con in July, it was unknown whether producers Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form were going to be involved in the reboot of the Freddy Krueger franchise. But today, Fuller and Form confirmed to ShockTillYouDrop.com that their deal is done. "It's our next movie," confirmed Form, "hopefully shooting this spring."

Over the summer, Wesley Strick (Cape Fear) was attached to pen the script which is intended to re-imagine the dream-hopping teen killer. "It's like what we're doing to Friday the 13th," says Fuller. "It's not Freddy cracking jokes. We want to make a horrifying movie. The concept is so scary, don't fall asleep or you'll die. This guy gets you when you're most vulnerable, in your sleep. We love that. That's the basis of the movie. It'll be most similar to the first one but in terms of kills and dreams we'll borrow from the entire series."

"You know the basic premise of the movie? How it's a guy that kills you in your sleep? That's our favorite part: the basic concept. That's the part we're most excited to be stealing and reissuing."

I can't wait to see how they make the claws, like, really super long and awesome, and on both hands now, so he's twice as dangerous.

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