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The 2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street reboot was panned critically, and put any potential for a rebooted franchise soundly to sleep. Cut to 2017 with New Line preparing to try, once again, to bring Freddy Krueger back from the dead with The Conjuring 2 writer David Leslie Johnson working on the script. The obvious questions is: just who will don the fedora this time around?
It’s tough to say, though Freddy himself has pegged Kevin Bacon for his successor. One thing is for sure: Robert Englund will not be returning to play Freddy again. Speaking to EW, the horror icon put any hopes fans may have had for his return into the furnace:
“I’m too old to do another Freddy now. If I do a fight scene now it’s got to be real minimal because I can’t snap my head for eight different takes and different angles. »
- Jordan Jones
We all know the story of Wes Craven’s 1984 horror classic A Nightmare On Elm Street. Terrifying dream demon Freddy Krueger stalks the teenagers of Springwood through their slumber – torturing them to death in gory and disturbing ways before they wake. Without a doubt, Freddy (originally played by Robert Englund) is one of the most legendary villains of modern cinema – with his red and green striped jumper, knifed glove, and burned visage – and he also finds himself on the ever-growing list of horror icons poised for a return.
With Michael Myers and John Kramer (Aka the Jigsaw Killer) bound for the silver screen once more – Halloween in 2018; Jigsaw later this month – Warner Bros. and New Line are plotting a new incarnation of Elm Street, with David Leslie Johnson (The Conjuring 2) on script duties.
Aside from some surprising story trinkets that emerged not too long ago, though, both studios have »
- Matt Joseph
We haven't seen Freddy Krueger on screen since 2010's failed A Nightmare on Elm Street reboot, which starred Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen) as the famed, sweater-wearing dream demon. But New Line Cinema is going to make a new Elm Street movie at some point. So who should play Freddy Krueger next time around? Robert Englund thinks Kevin Bacon would make a fine choice.
Robert Englund played Freddy Krueger in the original Nightmare on Elm Street and continued to do so up through 2003's Freddy vs. Jason. He has a very strong attachment to the role of Freddy Krueger and knows it very well. Better than anyone. So if he endorses someone for the role, that's a pretty big deal. During a recent interview with Cinema Blend, Englund was asked who he might like to see play the part in the next movie and he made it clear he thinks Kevin Bacon »
You can go ahead and add Freddy Krueger’s name to the ever-growing list of horror icons poised for a return.
With Michael Myers and John Kramer (Aka the Jigsaw Killer) bound for the silver screen once more – Halloween in 2018; Jigsaw late next month – Warner Bros. and New Line are plotting a new incarnation of A Nightmare On Elm Street, with David Leslie Johnson (The Conjuring 2) on script duties.
Aside from some surprising story trinkets that emerged last month, both studios have maintained a radio silence when it comes to the mooted reboot, though if the Powers That Be were to place Robert Englund in control of casting, the series stalwart would name Kevin Bacon as a potential candidate to play the mutilated Freddy.
Word comes by way of Cinema Blend, after the outlet caught up with Englund to discuss his involvement in Nightworld, a psychological thriller currently incubating in post. »
- Michael Briers
Seemingly unperturbed by the reception of the middling 2010 reboot – which failed to impress critically or financially – we understand that New Line, “the house that built Freddy,” is keen on bringing the screen icon back for another scarefest. With David Leslie Johnson attached to write the script, studio executives Toby Emmerich, Walter Hamada and Dave Neustadter will oversee the nascent reboot.
That was the last real update we got on the project and it arrived back in August of 2015. It’s been two years then since any news about the film has emerged and understandably, some fans are starting to get worried that it’s slipped into development hell. Thankfully, that doesn’t appear to be the case, as Bloody-Disgusting reported »
- Matt Joseph
Last week brought the announcement that Warner Bros. has launched a new remake of the sci-fi horror classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers, with The Conjuring 2 screenwriter David Leslie Johnson to pen the script and John Davis (Predator) to produce. Since this latest remake marks the fifth-time author Jack Finney’s 1955 iconic novel The […] »
- Meagan Navarro
Another remake is on the way, and this time it’s for a film that has had several remakes already.
Deadline is reporting Warner Bros. is set to remake Invasion of the Body Snatchers and has hired The Conjuring 2 writer David Leslie Johnson to pen the script. He will be joined by John Davis, producer of the Predator films, including the forthcoming The Predator, who will produce the new version.
The original film was based on the 1954 sci-fi novel The Body Snatchers written by Jack Finney. It followed a doctor in a small town who becomes convinced that the residents are being replaced by a race of aliens and attempts to uncover their invasion. Invasion of the Body Snatchers was released in 1956 and was directed by Don Siegel with Kevin McCarthy starring; it was remade for the first time in 1978 from Philip Kaufman and starred Donald Sutherland. Subsequent remakes »
- Ricky Church
David Leslie Johnson, whose credits include The Conjuring 2, Orphan and Wrath of the Titans, as well as the upcoming The Conjuring 3 and Dungeons and Dragons, has been tapped to write a new version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, according to Deadline. John Davis (The Predator) will produce. Jack Finney wrote the novel that started it all, titled The Body Snatchers. First published in 1954, it envisioned the town of Mill Valley, California under invasion by seeds from space that have drifted to Earth. The seeds bloom into pods; once in proximity to sleeping humans, the pods grow into exact duplicates of the humans, only without emotions or independent thoughts. The humans then die. It wasn't the first science fiction novel to tackle the idea of plants somehow becoming a...
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- Peter Martin
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers is undoubtedly one of the most iconic stories in science fiction, which is perhaps why it’s been resurrected in cinema on a semi-regular basis. Since the first version of the tale arrived in theatres in 1956, we’ve seen a further three takes on that same narrative – some attempting to apply the social concerns of the time to the themes explored in the story. Now, we have a fifth heading our way, and this one comes from Warner Bros.
The source material is the 1955 novel The Body Snatchers, by Jack Finney – which began life as a serial published in Colliers Magazine in 1954. For those unfamiliar, the story sees alien seeds drift to Earth through space, and grow emotionally void clones of unsuspecting town residents while they sleep. The residents are then turned to dust, and the clones replace them in their community. The clones do not reproduce, »
- Sarah Myles
Author: Zehra Phelan
This latest outing will be the fourth time in which the story has been resurrected, the first being in 1958 which had Don Siegel at the helm and had tones of film noir, the remake came twenty years later in 1978, directed by Philip Kaufman and starred Donald Sutherland, Jeff Goldblum, Leonard Nimoy and Brooke Adams and was considered to be one of the greatest film remakes. The most recent, entitled The Invasion, came in 2007 and starred Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig was a complete box office disaster.
Based on Jack Finney’s 1954 sci-fi novel, The story takes place in a small town invaded by aliens who plant pods that eventually open to become humans, a copy of those who lived in the town. »
- Zehra Phelan
David Leslie Johnson, co-writer of The Conjuring 2, is set to pen the remake of Invasion Of The Body Snatchers for Warner Bros. Pictures. The film will be stripped back and adapted from the 1955 source material – the novel by Jack Finney, so reports Deadline. More on the Invasion Of The Body Snatchers remake below.
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers remake a go at Warner Bros. Pictures
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The new version is the first time the work has been adapted for the screen since the 1978 version with Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams and Kevin McCarthy. Before that was the 1956 American science fiction horror film produced by Walter Wanger and directed by Don Siegel. Here’s a little more about the story from the original novel’s synopsis.
On a quiet fall evening in the small, peaceful town of Mill Valley, California, Dr. »
- Paul Heath
In the studio world's constant quest to mine familiar IP, this one was inevitable, folks. Deadline reported this afternoon that Warner Bros. has hired veteran producer John Davis (Predator, Alien vs. Predator, And Predators!) to lead the development of a new adaptation of Jack Finney's 1954 novel "The Body Snatchers", with The Conjuring 2 scribe David Leslie Johnson along for the ride. Davis is a man with a bazillion projects in development, so we'll just have to see how far this goes. Though in terms of sure bets this one should be firing on all cylinders. If you're a reader of ScreenAnarchy than you are no doubt a fan of at least one of the four film adaptations that's been made from the source material...
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Nick Harley Jul 20, 2017
After the idea of a silent alien invasion that threatens to turn the world’s population into a horde of replicant drones was published by Jack Finney as a magazine series called The Body Snatchers, direct adaptations and countless other films and TV shows have made Finney’s concept a specific sci-fi genre. Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1956), which stuck closely to Finney’s source material, and a 1978 remake starring Donald Sutherland, are considered horror classics, so it’s no wonder Warner Bros. is looking to return to the well.
David Leslie Johnson will pen the script for the new Snatchers. Johnson has had success »
Warner Bros. has tapped David Leslie Johnson (The Conjuring 2) to pen a script for another remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, according to Deadline. This marks the fifth time that Jack Finney’s 1955 sci-fi novel The Body Snatchers… Continue Reading →
The post There’s Going to be Another Invasion of the Body Snatchers Remake appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Jonathan Barkan
Everybody line up and get your pods, because Invasion of the Body Snatchers is headed back to cinemas. Deadline reports that Warner Bros. is developing another remake of the classic science fiction story, which traditionally sets its paranoid terrors in a small town where aliens invade, slowly replacing the local inhabitants with inhuman copies. The studio has recruited David Leslie Johnson to pen the script. The screenwriter is a familiar face at Warner Bros., who worked in-house at New Line on The Conjuring 2 and the upcoming The Conjuring 3 as well as developing scripts for Dungeons and Dragons … »
- Haleigh Foutch
The original 1956 movie is based on Jack Finney’s 1954 novel “The Body Snatchers” in which the small California town of Mill Valley is invaded by aliens plant pods, which replicate humans as they sleep. The resulting replicants have no emotion.
The movie, set in the fictional California town of Santa Mira and shot in less than three weeks in black and white in Sierra Madre, Glendale, Chatsworth and Los Felix, ended with the aliens taking over. It was produced by Walter Wanger, directed by Don Siegel and starred Kevin McCarthy and Dana Wynter.
“Invasion of the Body Snatchers” grossed $3 million in its initial release and grew in critical stature to the point that it was selected in 1994 for »
- Dave McNary
Since it seems like the idea of everyone you know being replaced by some kind of other will never not be relevant, Warner Bros. has decided to remake Invasion Of The Body Snatchers for a fourth time. This comes from Deadline, which says the latest version of the story comes from producer John Davis and The Conjuring 2 writer David Leslie Johnson. Like all of the others, this latest movie will be based on Jack Finney’s 1954 sci-fi novel about alien replicas that come out of pods and gradually take the place of everyone in a small town.
The book was first adapted into a movie in 1956, but the 1978 version—starring Donald Sutherland and Brooke Adams—was a big hit, and it introduced the now-iconic concept of the pod people letting out a scream when they discover humans. The most recent remake, The Invasion, came in 2007 »
- Sam Barsanti
19 July 2017 2:52 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Invasion of the Body Snatchers has had many Hollywood iterations. The 1954 novel was first adapted for the screen in 1956 and focuses on a small town as it is invaded by aliens that mature to look like exact copies of the people in the town, but who are devoid of all emotion. »
- Mia Galuppo
Just in time for the ten-year anniversary of its last remake, Warner Bros. is reportedly scaring up yet another take on the 1956 horror classic “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.” Deadline reports that John Davis will produce the new version for the studio, with David Leslie Johnson (best known for “The Conjuring 2” and “Orphan,” and recently tapped for both “Dungeons & Dragons” and the “A Nightmare on Elm Street” remake) on board to write the script.
Based on the 1954 novel “The Body Snatchers” from Jack Finney, “Invasion” has been adapted for the big screen repeatedly, first with Don Siegel’s original hit, which was later followed by Philip Kaufman’s lauded 1978 remake (also a hit) and Abel Ferrera’s 1993 “Body Snatchers.”
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In 2007, Oliver Hirschbiegel tried his hand at a new take, starring »
- Kate Erbland
Exclusive: Invasion Of The Body Snatchers is coming to a pod near you, courtesy of producer John Davis and Warner Bros. David Leslie Johnson (Dungeons And Dragons, The Conjuring 2) is penning another remake of the classic film — and there couldn’t be a better remake to do. In the 1970s, the last time it was remade with Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams and Kevin McCarthy (who had been in the first remake), the United Artists movie became a political statement about cult… »
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