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The Beatles’ ‘Help!’ Turns 50 and How They Almost Starred in ‘Lord of the Rings’

25 August 2015 1:48 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There was a lot of hoopla this year over “The Sound of Music,” but that isn’t the only musical celebrating its 50th anniversary.

The Beatles’ “Help!” opened on Aug. 25, 1965, and the general consensus at the time was that it was the second-best Beatles movie ever made.

When the quartet made their film debut in 1964 with “A Hard Day’s Night,” Beatlemania guaranteed box office, but artistic expectations were low. Whenever rock-pop acts had previously hit the bigscreen, they were often in quickie exploitation fare, such as “Don’t Knock the Rock” (featuring Bill Haley & the Comets and Little Richard) and “Twist Around the Clock” (Chubby Checker) or the dozen Elvis Presley movies (with Col. Tom Parker bragging that each film was completed in 15 days).

So “Hard Day’s Night” took everyone by surprise, even earning two Oscar nominations. That set the bar awfully high for “Help!” Critics and audiences »

- Tim Gray

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U.N.C.L.E.: Will International Moviegoers Save WB's Domestic Box Office Flop?

19 August 2015 3:54 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' 2015: Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer. 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' movie is a domestic box office bomb: Will it be saved by international filmgoers? Directed by Sherlock Holmes' Guy Ritchie and toplining Man of Steel star Henry Cavill and The Lone Ranger costar Armie Hammer, the Warner Bros. release The Man from U.N.C.L.E. has been a domestic box office disaster, performing about 25 percent below – already quite modest – expectations. (See also: “'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' Movie: Bigger Box Office Flop Than Expected.”) This past weekend, the $80 million-budget The Man from U.N.C.L.E. collected a meager $13.42 million from 3,638 North American theaters, averaging $3,689 per site. After five days out, the big-screen reboot of the popular 1960s television series starring Robert Vaughn and David McCallum has taken in a mere $16.77 million. For comparison's sake: »

- Zac Gille

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93 movie remakes and reboots currently in the works

19 August 2015 2:05 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From The Craft and The Birds to The Fugitive and She's All That, the many film reboots and remakes currently in the works...

Over the years that Den Of Geek has been going, we've regularly been charting the assortment of reboots and remakes that are making their way through the Hollywood system. This, then, is the current state of play. We've removed a bunch of projects that seem utterly dead - the once mooted remakes of Videodrome and Timecrimes, for instance - but we'll keep this list up to date as and when we hear of more.

Without further ado, here's what's coming up...

Akira

One of Hollywood's most on and off projects, the current state of the live action Akira remake is that it's back in the works. Marco J Ramirez, the showrunner for season 2 of Netflix's Daredevil show, has been hired to pen a screenplay. Warner Bros is still backing the film, »

- simonbrew

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A Nightmare On Elm Street: 10 Ways The Reboot Can Make It Work

11 August 2015 2:11 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

New Line Cinema

If there’s but a few things in life that are certain, it’s death, taxes and reboots of popular horror franchises. That’s how the old saying goes, right? Just as Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers and Leatherface are all set to return to their own respective series after absences of varying length, so too has the re-emergence of the Bastard Son of a Hundred Maniacs has been announced.

To say things didn’t go so well last time they tried to remake A Nightmare On Elm Street would be an understatement, so it’s with some trepidation that we approach this news. One can only hope that lessons have been learned and that the team behind this redo have the savvy to build on past mistakes to make it a New Nightmare worth having.

Accepting that there’s nothing we can do about this film being made, »

- Joel Harley

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New Line Dream Up 'A Nightmare On Elm Street' Reboot

10 August 2015 9:26 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Iconic horror characters don't stay dead for long, and it was only a matter of time until Freddy Kreuger returned to haunt audience's dreams. It's been five years since the decently successful but critically maligned reboot starring Jackie Earle Haley, and even longer since Robert Englund's turn in "Freddy vs. Jason," so the time has come for a new actor put on the razor gloves. The Wrap reports that New Line has tapped David Leslie Johnson (“Orphan,” "Red Riding Hood," "Wrath Of The Titans") to write the screenplay for the new 'Nightmare,' though there's no word yet on what the approach might be. It's probably safe to say the basic mechanics of the long-running franchise will be in place. Is there more than can be done with Freddy? Share your thoughts below. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Nightmare on Elm Street Gets Remake With Writer of Horror Flick Orphan

7 August 2015 12:41 PM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Dreams turned reality. Horror classic Nightmare on Elm Street will be getting a reboot more than 30 years after the release of Wes Craven’s original, according to The Wrap. The film, which first terrorized audiences’ imaginations in 1984 and spawned four sequels, made a comeback in 2010 with director Samuel Bayer’s remake. It starred Rooney Mara, with Jackie Earle Haley taking over as Robert Englund’s famed villain, Freddy Krueger. Critics largely panned the new film. According to The Wrap, the new Nightmare script will be penned by David Leslie [...] »

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New Line Developing Another Nightmare On Elm Street

6 August 2015 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Five years on from the Platinum Dunes remake with Jackie Earle Haley, studio New Line is planning to resurrect Freddy Krueger again, with another new Nightmare On Elm Street. Toby Emmerich will be among New Line's producers, while David Leslie Johnson will write the screenplay.A Nightmare On Elm Street, of course, arrived from horror icon Wes Craven in 1984, making an instant star of Robert Englund and an unlikely, wisecracking pop culture juggernaut of undead child-murderer Freddy. Five sequels of variable quality followed, plus an anthology TV series and Wes Craven's New Nightmare, in which the director tried to take back his character and make him frightening again. Englund's final scrape of the glove was in 2003's Freddy Vs Jason, mashing up the franchise with Friday The 13th, basically as a splatstick comedy.The Michael Bay-produced 2010 remake turned a profit but enthused nobody, even though Haley made a decent fist of it. »

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New Line Cinema Rebooting 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' Series Again

6 August 2015 4:11 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

One, two, another reboot coming for you. Three, four, the more franchise movies the better. Five, six, you get the point. Over at the Tracking Board, they're reporting that New Line Cinema is ready to try again with A Nightmare on Elm Street. Just a few years ago we followed very closely the most recent remake that came out in 2010, directed by Samuel Bayer starring Jackie Earle Haley as the new Freddy. And, once again, since that remake didn't end up doing so well they're simply going back to the drawing board and restarting because of course it's a successful name-brand horror franchise so they can restart and it still has a fanbase. Here's all the information Tracking Board has about the new version - which is currently being scripted. Plot details are kept under lock and key, though fans can safely assume that the red-and-green sweater/fedora wearing Freddy »

- Alex Billington

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New Line Dreams Up New ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ Movie With ‘Orphan’ Writer

6 August 2015 2:59 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

New Line Cinema has started developing a new “A Nightmare On Elm Street” film and has hired David Leslie Johnson (“Orphan”) to write the script, TheWrap has learned. Burned boogeyman Freddy Krueger will return once again to haunt characters’ dreams. The role was made famous by Robert Englund before Jackie Earle Haley slipped on the razor glove in 2010, though the slasher role will likely be recast with a younger actor this time around. The 2010 movie was killed by critics, though it grossed $115 million worldwide, turning a bloody good profit for the studio. Also Read: Kurt Russell Horror-Western 'Bone Tomahawk'. »

- Matt Donnelly and Jeff Sneider

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Movie News: 'Nightmare on Elm Street' Being Rebooted Again; Watch Thrilling New 'Everest' Trailer

6 August 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

A Nightmare on Elm Street: Rumor has it that New Line Cinema is planning to reboot A Nightmare on Elm Street -- again. Jackie Earle Haley starred as the iconic Freddy Krueger in a 2010 remake (above) that failed to find much favor with critics or audiences. The new version will be written by David Leslie Johnson (Orphan), who recently signed on to adapt Dungeons and Dragons for the big screen; he's also working on a sequel to The Conjuring and Disney's new version of Something Wicked This Way Comes. [Tracking Board] Fantastic Beasts: Colin Farrell (True Detective, above) has joined the cast of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a spinoff of the Harry Potter franchise. Farrell will play a supporting role, a wizard who meets...

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- Peter Martin

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New Line Cinema Rebooting A Nightmare on Elm Street

6 August 2015 11:20 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Why concentrate on establishing new horror franchises when you can just recycle old ones? That’s the plan at New Line anyway, as A Nightmare on Elm Street reboot is in the works. Freddy Krueger was last seen in the disappointing 2010 movie starring Jackie Earle Haley. That terrible reboot will be ignored by this one though, and David Leslie

The post New Line Cinema Rebooting A Nightmare on Elm Street appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- Josh Wilding

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New Line Developing A Nightmare on Elm Street Reboot?

6 August 2015 6:47 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

A Nightmare on Elm Street reboot is reportedly in the works Following the lackluster reception and box office for the 2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street reboot starring Jackie Earle HaleyRooney Mara, and Kyle Gallner, the bastard son of 100 maniacs, Freddy Krueger, went back to sleep. Now, Tracking Board reports that “The house that Freddy built,” New Line…

The post New Line Developing A Nightmare on Elm Street Reboot? appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Spencer Perry

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Nightmare on Elm Street is reportedly getting another reboot

6 August 2015 4:12 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A Nightmare on Elm Street could be getting another reboot, if reports are to be believed.

The slasher horror franchise - centring on the terrifying Freddy Krueger, who kills his victims in their dreams - is apparently being revived only five years after Wes Craven's 2010 remake.

According to Tracking Board, David Leslie Johnson is lined up to pen the script.

He has previously worked on The Walking Dead and Amanda Seyfried's 2011 film Red Riding Hood.

A Nightmare on Elm Street began in 1984, with Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon, Robert Englund and Johnny Depp starring in the original.

Several sequels followed, before it was rebooted in 2010 featuring a cast that included Rooney Mara, Kyle Gallner, Jackie Earle Haley, Katie Cassidy and Thomas Dekker. »

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Nightmare On Elm Street: yet another reboot coming

5 August 2015 11:00 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The 2010 reboot of A Nightmare On Elm Street didn't win many people over. So New Line is going to reboot the series again.

And you thought that Spider-Man had it bad. The Nightmare On Elm Street series of movies effectively made the modern day New Line Cinema, at least until it was sold to Warner Bros. And the firm was keen to try and rekindle the box office magic of the series, when it ordered a reboot.

The resulting film came out in 2010, with Jackie Earle Haley taking on Robert Englund's iconic role of Freddy Krueger.

However, said reboot didn't really do the business, failing to win over that many fans of the series, and making $115m at worldwide cinemas. New Line opted not to press ahead with a sequel to that, although that was its original intention.

Instead, it's now just going to do another reboot, and start »

- simonbrew

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Nightmare On Elm Street May Get Another Reboot, Since Nobody Liked The Last One

5 August 2015 9:48 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

In the darkness of our memories, there lies a bogeyman too intense for even the hardest horror hellion! Much like any good threat, it threatens to rear its ugly face once more and cause terror for moviegoers worldwide. Lock your doors, and whatever you do, don't fall asleep, because Freddy Krueger is coming back again... again. Tracking Board obtained the exclusive skinny on plans to resurrect the corpse of Krueger, in an effort to revive their most legendary franchise's earning potential. This comes only five years after the Platinum Dunes produced reboot, which saw Jackie Earle Haley terrorize Rooney Mara and friends as the classic horror protagonist. No director or projected time frame are set as of yet, but writer David Leslie Johnson has been picked to create a nightmare worth talking about. Of course, seeing as the reboot is in its earliest stages of planning, whatever strategy the new »

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'Nightmare on Elm Street' Is Getting Remade Again

5 August 2015 5:30 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

New Line Cinema is planning to bring Freddy Krueger back from the dead for a second time. Yes, that's right. Instead of giving the 2010 remake a sequel, the plan is to completely wipe the slate clean and start over with a brand new reboot. Just five years after Jackie Earle Haley took over the iconic role from Robert Englund, the studio will soon be searching for someone new to wear the infamous glove with the knife fingers.

This new A Nightmare on Elm Street may not be produced by Platinum Dunes. They were behind the 2010 remake that fared okay at the box office, but didn't register at all with fans. It came and went without too many complaints. It wasn't an outright bomb, as it pulled in $63 million in the states off a $35 million budget. It went onto earn $115.6 million worldwide. But there weren't many fans of the movie, and according to The Tracking Board, »

- MovieWeb

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A Nightmare On Elm Street Reboot in the Works?

5 August 2015 5:20 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

New Line Cinema—aka "The House that Freddy Built"—could be looking to bring the bladed boogeyman back in a potential A Nightmare on Elm Street reboot.

According to The Tracking Board (via Bloody Disgusting), New Line is developing A Nightmare on Elm Street reboot that would disregard the 2010 remake. David Leslie Johnson (The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist, Orphan, The Walking Dead) is reportedly attached to pen the screenplay, with Toby Emmerich, Walter Hamada, and Dave Neustadter set as overseers for the project.

Plot details, casting information, and who would take the director's chair are currently unknown. The legendary Robert Englund played Freddy Krueger in eight A Nightmare on Elm Street films as well as the franchise's TV series, Freddy's Nightmares. Jackie Earle Haley was the last to wear the bladed glove onscreen, playing the dream haunter in the 2010 remake.

Should this reboot move forward, it would mark the »

- Derek Anderson

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Are You Ready For Freddy (Again)? New Line Dreaming Up A New Nightmare On Elm Street!

5 August 2015 5:04 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

The man of your dreams is returning! That’s right, Freddy Krueger is being resurrected once more by “the house that Freddy built”, New Line Cinema.

Sources say that Orphan and The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist screenwriter David Leslie Johnson is taking a slice at remaking A Nightmare On Elm Street once more. No major plot details were revealed since it’s in the early stages of development, but of course we can expect our favorite dream demon to return for another round of sleepless nights!

It’s no surprise that Platinum Dunes’ take on Freddy didn’t lead to a sequel after universal disappointment from critics and fans alike. Jackie Earle Haley’s donning of the fedora and glove was easily the highlight, but it wasn’t  enough to save it from being an all around soulless production.

There’s no production company attached currently, which has left »

- Justin Edwards

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"Elm Street" Gets Rebooted...Again?

5 August 2015 3:37 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

After failing the first time around with a reboot in 2010, New Line Cinema is reportedly having another go at resurrecting Freddy Krueger as The Tracking Board (via Bloody Disgusting) reports that studio is looking into a whole new remake of "A Nightmare On Elm Street".

David Leslie Johnson, who penned the upcoming "The Conjuring" sequel along with "Orphan," "Wrath of the Titans" and two episodes of "The Walking Dead," has apparently been hired to pen the script.

This would be the second project for Johnson announced this week, the first being the reboot of "Dungeons and Dragons" in the works at Warner Bros. Pictures. Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes produced the 2010 remake, but the company is not listed as producer on the new one at this time.

Robert Englund played the role from 1984 through to 2003 and made it into an iconic part. Jackie Earle Haley took on the role in »

- Garth Franklin

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Chiké Okonkwo Joins Ensemble Cast Of ‘The Birth Of A Nation’

14 July 2015 6:51 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Chiké Okonkwo (Banshee, BBC's Paradox) has been cast in Nate Parker’s The Birth of A Nation. He joins an ensemble that includes Jackie Earle Haley, Armie Hammer, Colman Domingo, Penelope Ann Miller and Mark Boone Junior in the historical drama based on the true story of the 1831 slave rebellion led by Nat Turner. Okonkwo plays a brutalized slave who becomes a freedom fighter and ally to Turner (Parker) during the rebellion. Prompted by religious visions, Turner… »

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