It’s fair to say that the 2010 remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street did not win over the vast majority of movie-goers of fans of the franchise – and as such a sequel was never greenlit. So what do you do when you can’t get a sequel off the ground? Do what Paul Feig did with Ghostbusters and just reboot it.
Reports are saying that New Line Cinemas will be rebooting the series with screenwriter David Leslie Johnson, who has also been hired to write the new Dungeons & Dragons movie. There is no timescale on the movie yet, but like the Friday the 13th movie over at Paramount, this one could be in development for a long time.
- Luke Owen
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.
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 »
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 »
Freddy's dead? Never. The House That Freddy Built (a.k.a. New Line Cinema) is reportedly remaking the Wes Craven classic "A Nightmare on Elm Street" -- for a second time -- after the Samuel Bayer-directed update failed to connect with audiences a few years ago. That film, which saw Jackie Earl Haley slipping on the razor-sharp claw and fedora hat formerly occupied by Robert Englund, grossed over $115 million worldwide but suffered from withering reviews and -- worst of all -- fan indifference. Silver lining: Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes, which produced the 2010 remake, doesn't appear to be involved this time around (if the report indeed turns out to be true/accurate). And screenwriter David Leslie Johnson ("Orphan," "The Walking Dead") seems like a reasonable (if not particularly inspired) choice to pen the script. But is this necessary? Absolutely not! Is it even welcome? Not as far as I'm concerned. »
- Chris Eggertsen
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, »
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
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
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".
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.
- Garth Franklin
After years of sessions, waiting for a Dungeons & Dragons movie. Warner Bros. has finally rolled their D20 and we now have a Dungeons & Dragons movie announced!
It's been a long time coming for D&D fans. After decades of sessions with each player secretly thinking in the corner of their minds, "Man this would be a really cool movie", we finally have a D&D movie in the works!
Warner Bros. Pictures in conjunction with Hasbro's Allspark Pictures and SweetPea Entertainment have announced that a new D&D movie will be produced. Along with several people from Hasbro, Warner Bros, and Sweet Pea, Roy Lee (How to Train Your Dragon and The Lego Movie) has been tabbed as a Producer of this new film series.
Since 1974, fans have been pouring »
- email@example.com (Matt Malliaros)
Hasbro and Warner Bros have now stopped fighting, and thus a new Dungeons & Dragons movie has been announced.
Plans have been afoot for a good year or two now to bring another take on Dungeons & Dragons to the big screen. Given that Game Of Thrones is about the biggest program on television right now, and that features both dungeons and dragons, let's not class this as a surprise.
However, notwithstanding the fact that the original Dungeons & Dragons movie wasn't very good (nor its follow-ups, in truth), a legal dispute between Warner Bros and Hasbro has been holding up progress on a fresh screen adventure for the hugely popular role playing series.
Hasbro and Warner Bros have now, it's been revealed, ended their legal battle, and are moving forward together on a new Dungeons & Dragons film. Brian Goldner, Stephen Davis, Courtney Solomon, Allan Zeman and Roy Lee are all already attached as producers to the movie. »
That new Dungeons & Dragons movie fans have long held out for since the panned 2000 version is finally happening. After a ten-month legal battle over ownership rights to the popular fantasy role-playing game, Warner Bros. announced Monday that it can officially move forward with its planned adaptation. News of the film first broke in 2013, but with the lawsuit no longer a hindrance, the studio has the green light to bring Orphan writer David Leslie Johnson's already-written script, set in the Forgotten Realms, to the big screen. Too bad Community probably already did D&D best. »
- Dee Lockett
It was about 15 years ago that Hollywood first tried to turn the famed role playing game Dungeons and Dragons into a movie. That attempt wound up being a total failure, but evidently that's not stopping the industry from once again going down that path. A story from The Hollywood Reporter has revealed Warner Bros., Hasbro and Sweetpea Entertainment have negotiated a deal that will soon see the development of a brand new Dungeons and Dragons movie that will be produced by The Lego Movie's Roy Lee. While it seems that the project is still very much in the early days. a script is already being written by screenwriters David Leslie Johnson (Red Riding Hood, Wrath of the Titans), and there is a plan in place to set the movie in the game's campaign setting known as Forgotten Realms. This isn't the first time in the last few years that »
After a very long and tiresome legal battle, Dungeons & Dragons is finally moving forward! Warner Bros. Pictures, Hasbro's Allspark Pictures and Sweetpea Entertainment are teaming on a feature film franchise based on Dungeons & Dragons, the world's most popular role playing game. Hasbro's Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis, Courtney Solomon and Allan Zeman of Sweetpea Entertainment, and Roy Lee are attached as producers. Highlighting the priority being given to the project, Warner Bros. Pictures already has a script, written by David Leslie Johnson (The Conjuring 2, Wrath of the Titans). Said Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures.
"We are so excited about bringing the world of Dungeons & Dragons to life on the big screen. This is far and away the most well-known brand in fantasy, which is the genre that drives the most passionate film followings. D&D has endless creative possibilities, giving our filmmakers »
There was good news for Warner Bros. today. The studio has finished its homework and can now play Dungeons & Dragons! Well, that’s sort of what happened. In reality, the studio has worked out a deal with rights holders Hasbro and producer Courtney Solomon’s Sweetpea Entertainment to partner on a new film based on the long-running game world.And if ever there was a subject actually crying out for a new cinematic adaptation, it was Dungeons & Dragons, which suffered through Solomon’s less-than-magical effort back in 2000 with two straight-to-SyFy Channel sequels after that.A few years ago, Warner Bros. decided to go ahead and try to conjure up its own take, working with Wrath Of The Titans/ Red Riding Hood writer David Leslie Johnson’s script Chainmail – itself based on a more obscure game crafted by Dungeons designer Gary Gygax – and having him re-work it to focus on the »
Though a legal battle threatened to derail the project entirely back in 2013, Warner Bros. has today announced that its live-action Dungeons and Dragons adaptation is back on the table.
News comes after the company settled a dispute with toy manufacturer Hasbro, who then claimed that WB didn’t have the licensing rights to create a feature film. Now that the dust has settled, both parties have confirmed that the project is indeed moving forward. Perhaps spurred by the mounting interest in Duncan Jones’ Warcraft, Warner will be hoping to mine the rich resource that Dungeons and Dragons has to offer, which is widely considered to be one of – if not the – founding fathers of the modern fantasy genre.
In a press release, Greg Silverman, President Creative Development and Worldwide Production at Warner, spoke with excitement about the nascent project.
“We are so excited about bringing the world of Dungeons & Dragons »
- Michael Briers
The long-delayed Dungeons & Dragons movie reboot is finally moving ahead now that rights issues have been resolved.
An announcement of a new film based on the role-playing game coincides with Sweetpea Entertainment and Hasbro resolving their dispute over sequel rights.
Warner Bros executive Greg Silverman said today (August 3): "We are so excited about bringing the world of Dungeons & Dragons to life on the big screen.
"This is far and away the most well-known brand in fantasy, which is the genre that drives the most passionate film followings.
"D&D has endless creative possibilities, giving our filmmakers immense opportunities to delight and thrill both fans and moviegoers new to the property."
After months of legal disputes between toy giants Hasbro and production company Sweetpea Entertainment over the sequel rights to Dungeons & Dragons, Warner Bros. has announced that a settlement has been reached and a new film is in the works.
Greg Silverman, Warners Pictures’ Creative Development and Worldwide Production head-honcho said: “We are so excited about bringing the world of Dungeons & Dragons to life on the big screen. This is far and away the most well-known brand in fantasy, which is the genre that drives the most passionate film followings. D&D has endless creative possibilities, giving our filmmakers immense opportunities to delight and thrill both fans and moviegoers new to the property.”
Under the new deal, both Hasbro and Sweetpea Entertainment will produce the film with WB, with The Conjuring 2 writer David Leslie Johnson assigned to pen the script.
“This settlement accomplished our overarching goal of unifying all Dungeons & Dragons rights under Hasbro’s control, »
- Scott J. Davis
Nerds, geeks, gamers – this your day to rejoice. D&D is coming to the big screen!
“We are so excited about bringing the world of Dungeons & Dragons to life on the big screen,” said Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures. “This is far and away the most well-known brand in fantasy, which is the genre that drives the most passionate film followings. »
- Michelle McCue
A movie based on the widely popular game “Dungeons & Dragons” is in the works at Warner Bros., the studio announced Monday, 10 months after the trial ended over who owned the rights to the fantasy game.
After months of negotiation, Warner Bros., Hasbro’s Allspark Pictures and Sweetpea Entertainment revealed that they had come to an undisclosed arrangement, ending the two-year old lawsuit, and are moving forward with the feature film franchise.
David Leslie Johnson (“The Conjuring 2”) has already written the screenplay set in the “D&D” fantasy world of Forgotten Realms. Hasbro’s Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis, Sweetpea Entertainment’s Courtney Solomon and Allan Zeman, and Roy Lee (“The Lego Movie”) are producing the high-priority project.
“This is far and away the most well-known brand in fantasy, which is the genre that drives the most passionate film followings,” said Greg Silverman, Warner Bros. president of creative development and worldwide production. »
- Maane Khatchatourian
A feature film based on the fantasy role-playing game “Dungeons & Dragons” is in the works at Warner Bros., and the studio said Monday it will have it in theaters as quickly as possible. WB is teaming with Hasbro’s Allspark Pictures and Sweetpea Entertainment on the project. The film production company and the toy giant have resolved their legal battle over who owned the rights, and Warner Bros. has fast-tracked the production. It already has script, written by David Leslie Johnson (“The Conjuring 2,” “Wrath of the Titans”), but there is no director or cast, and a shooting date has yet. »
- Todd Cunningham
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