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William Shatner’s ‘Kingdom of the Spiders’ Coming To DVD

19 November 2009 3:30 PM, PST | The Flickcast | See recent The Flickcast news »

To some, nothing is scarier than spiders, unless you consider William Shatner’s career in the late 70’s (zing!). But there were a few exceptions and even Chris Pine can admit it’s pretty difficult to follow Shatner as James Tiberius Kirk. One film that Shatner did before throwing the maroon jumpsuit back on was a little film called Kingdom of the Spiders in which he takes down a legion of evil spiders.

Shatner played Dr Robert Hansen, who is sent to a small town after a serious of mysterious animal deaths, only to discover that it was only the beginning, and that an evil spider army was behind the whole thing. Finally, the film is making it’s way to DVD for all of us to relive, and we even have the original trailer for you to get excited for all over again.

Kingdom of Spiders was one of »

- Sebastian Suchecki

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Frank Marshall eyes directing

9 June 2009 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Producer Frank Marshall is making a rare foray into directing, conceiving and taking on the documentary "Right to Play" for Espn Films.

The picture, which will be part of the cable network's 30 for 30 series, will examine Norwegian speed-skating great Johann Olav Koss and his Right to Play organization, which aims to bring sports to children in poverty-stricken and war-torn areas.

Koss won three gold medals at the 1994 Winter Games in Lillehammer, Norway, but after retiring decided that instead of taking it easy he would found the nonprofit organization and travel around the world spreading its gospel. Right to Play, which now has scores of employees and volunteers, works on continents ranging from Africa to Europe to South America organizing sporting events and providing the means for kids to play.

"Here's an incredibly accomplished athlete who's least known for his accomplishments after the Olympics, which include becoming one of the greatest ambassadors in sports history, »

- By Steven Zeitchik

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Casting: Thomas Dekker in Elm Street; Patrick Wilson in Morning Glory

15 April 2009 9:04 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

A couple of casting updates worth mentioning tonight. ShockTillYouDrop has confirmed that "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" star Thomas Dekker is the latest to join the cast of the Nightmare on Elm Street reboot being developed by Platinum Dunes. Dekker will star alongside of Kyle Gallner and Jackie Earle Haley, who will play Freddy Krueger. That remake is helmed by music video director Samuel Bayer and is written by Wesley Strick (Arachnophobia) and Eric Heisserer. In other news, THR reports that Patrick Wilson is the latest to join the cast of the J.J. Abrams' produced comedy Morning Glory. Written by Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada, 27 Dresses), Morning Glory is about a pair of antagonistic news anchors on a struggling morning show and the up-and-coming news producer who tries to get them under control and boost ratings. Wilson joins alongside of Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton, who play »

- Alex Billington

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Kyle Gallner moves from Connecticut to Elm Street

8 April 2009 3:28 PM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

The most haunted male in all of Connecticut just made Freddy Krueger's nightmarish short list. 

Kyle Gallner, currently creeping moviegoers out with The Haunting In Connecticut, has been cast in the upcoming New Line/Platinum Dunes remake of A Nightmare On Elm Street. Gallner, also known for playing the Flash on the CW's Smallville and his recurring roles on both The Shield and Veronica Mars, is set to play one of the lead teen roles, Quentin, in the reboot of this fan-favorite film franchise.  He will be starring alongside Watchmen star Jackie Earle Haley who has been cast as the iconic master of nightmares, Freddy Krueger.  The film, directed by Sam Bayer, features a script by Wesley Strick (Cape Fear, Arachnophobia).

Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller, are producing this horror franchise redux with John Rickard co-producing.

Source: Variety »

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Jackie Earle Haley Is Freddy Krueger

6 April 2009 1:11 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

In Little Children, Jackie Earle Haley played a paedophile. In Watchmen, he played a maniac on a never-ending mission of his own devising. Now he's combining the two in the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street, where he will play Freddy Krueger.Yes, that's right: they're remaking A Nightmare on Elm Street. Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes are (of course) behind it, along with original studio New Line. Music video director Samuel Bayer is directing, from a script by Wesley Strick. Strick wrote Arachnophobia and Wolf, but also the films of Doom and The Saint, so it's anyone's guess as to how this will turn out.Filming's due to start in Chicago next month, with a bunch of nubile victims teens still to be cast between now and then. Let's hope Haley brings his usual quality performance to this, and that it doesn't harm the good name of the original. »

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Nightmare finds it's Freddy...

3 April 2009 11:24 PM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Confirming rumors that have been swirling for months, The Hollywood Reporter's Risky Business Blog is reporting that Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen) is the new Freddy Krueger.

Last month we shared a video with you (see it here) where Haley had a pretty interesting reaction when asked if he'd be donning the brown fedora, and now the deal is done.

Platinum Dunes' reboot of the A Nightmare On Elm Street franchise is set to start rolling in and around Chicago, Illinois on May 5th. As we first told you here, music video director Samuel Bayer (Nirvana, Garbage, Smashing Pumpkins) is helming the update of Wes Craven's 1984 classic from a screenplay by Wesley Strick (Cape Fear, Arachnophobia). Bayer is also attached to direct Fiasco Heights, which Michael Bay will also produce through Platinum Dunes.

More news soon right here on Fangoria.com, and in the pages of Fangoria magazine! »

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Nightmare On Elm Street: Jackie Earle Haley "can't deny" Freddy Krueger Rumors?

4 March 2009 1:12 AM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Last weekend at Wonder Con, Watchmen star Jackie Earle Haley (The Bad News Bears) was on-hand to discuss his recent turn as the masked "Rorschach". For horror fans, the more pressing questions involved the "rabid rumor" that Haley would be donning another brown hat to portray the 21st century vision of the iconic "Freddy Krueger".  IGN caught up with Haley and put him on the spot, capturing the video we're sharing with you below. Surprisingly, he states that he "can't deny" the rumors, but also confirms that he's "exhanged words with the guys" about slipping into the glove. Take a peek below and see what you make of Jackie's response.

Platinum Dunes' reboot of the Nightmare On Elm Street franchise is set to start rolling in and around Chicago, Illinois on April 27th. As we last told you here, music video director Samuel Bayer (Nirvana, Garbage, Smashing Pumpkins) is »

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Before the Oscars, They Belonged to Us, Part 3

26 February 2009 2:51 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

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The Final Chapter (read Part 2 here)! We have Howard the Duck, Freejack and Shyamalan flicks on the list; these are never good signs. Nonetheless we are bringing it all to you in full-color and in 3-D. (Ed. Note: Due to the economy, 3-D has been dropped and will be replaced by Smell-o-vision — check for your scratch and sniff cards in about 4-6 weeks.) Best Sound went to rage-zombie veterans Ian Tapp and Richard Pryke, leaving Mark Weingarten who worked on Rejuvenatrix in the dust. The Sound Editing section contains one too many references to Ron Silver, and at least two references to a Roger Corman film.

The visual effects category pulled on our heartstrings this year due to the loss of Stan Winston, who was noted en memoriam along with other heroes, Vampira, Leonard Rosenman and Charles H. Schneer »

- Heather Buckley

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New Nightmare On Elm Street Starts Shooting April 27th!

25 February 2009 8:19 AM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Platinum Dunes new reboot of the Nightmare franchise will start shooting on April 27th according to Production Weekly. The new film's plot is based strongly on the first A Nightmare On Elm Street movie, which introduced cinematic child-murderer Freddy Krueger to a whole generation of sleep deprived, terrified kids!

Based on Wes Craven's 1984 classic, the new film will be helmed by Samuel Bayer (director of music videos for Nirvana, David Bowie, Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage, Metallica & more) from a script by Wesley Strick (Cape Fear, Arachnophobia). Brad Fuller, Andrew Form & Michael Bay will produce the redux.

Casting is currently underway, but no word yet on who will be wearing the infamous brown fedora or killer glove. (Watchmen's Rorschach Jackie Earle Haley is a strong fan favorite for Freddy Krueger) Sorry fellow fiends, but Robert Englund doesn't want to play the role anymore. However, the actor has expressed interest in appearing »

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Nightmare On Elm Street reboot set to roll

25 February 2009 2:29 AM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

According to Production Weekly, Platinum Dunes' reboot of the Nightmare On Elm Street franchise has an official start date. Cameras are currently reported to start rolling in and around Chicago, Illinois on April 27th. As we last told you here, music video director Samuel Bayer (Nirvana, Garbage, Smashing Pumpkins) is helming the update of Wes Craven's 1984 classic from a screnplay by Wesley Strick (Cape Fear, Arachnophobia). Bayer is also attached to direct Fiasco Heights, which Michael Bay will also produce through Platinum Dunes.

While casting breakdowns have begun to leak to the press today, sources close to the production are pointing to an official release of breakdowns to agents later this week.

Word on the street is that the initial plot is based strongly on the original film, which is great news for fans of the series.  Still no word on who will play the iconic child killer, »

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Before the Oscars, They Belonged to Us, Part 1

24 February 2009 3:04 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

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It’s time once again for horror at the Oscars. Sunday’s festivities were filled with folks who have worked in the genre and per usual, I feel if it’s a win for Danny Boyle, it is a win for rage-zombie fans everywhere. Seems like a lot of folks this year are veterans of Exorcist: The Beginning, Amityville: A New Generation and Gremlins 2: The New Batch. Of course, the most important genre win would be Greg Cannom, a staple of 80’s horror effects; he worked on such films as Fright Night Part 2, The Lost Boys and The Howling.

Now some movies on this list might be “kinda horror.” These thrillers or genre-friendly frameworks are on the ghoulish cusp and are marked with an asterisk. Some flicks on the list are there because, what the fuck, »

- Heather Buckley

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"Nightmare On Elm Street" Remake Gets Its Director !

13 February 2009 9:13 AM, PST | www.ohmygore.com/ | See recent OhMyGore news »

The Hollywood Reporter's Risky Business Blog has gotten early word on who will be helming the Platinum Dunes remake of "A Nightmare On Elm Street" and it's none other than music video director Samuel Bayer, the man responsible for MTV's introduction to grunge in the form of Nirvana's award-winning "Smells Like Teen Spirit" video. No word on when production will start on the movie that was being scripted by Wesley Strick ("Arachnophobia"), but Bayer is also slated to helm the Platinum Dunes thriller "Fiasco Heights". »

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Movie Production Update: February 13, 2009

13 February 2009 12:19 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Once again I bring you the best round-up of all the movie updates announced in this past week's trade reports. Why read a Ton of articles when you can read just one? This week you have a lot to get excited about with new films from Woody Allen, Werner Herzog, Michael Winterbottom, John Madden, James Mangold and even Ralph Fiennes taking a stab at a directorial debut and that's only the first ten new productions listed. Check out the full list and links are available if the film is in the database already, and remember you can keep up with all new films added and updated on the site right here all week long. Title: Guardians of Ga'Hoole

Studio: Warner Bros.

Director: Zack Snyder

Screenwriter: John Orloff, John Collee

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Hugo Weaving, Ryan Kwanten, Jim Sturgess, Geoffrey Rush, Rachael Taylor, David Wenham

Storyline: An animated feature film based »

- Brad Brevet

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Nightmare on Elm Street Reboot Hires Director

12 February 2009 10:00 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

THR is reporting that Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes has hired a director for the upcoming "Nightmare on Elm Street" reboot. That director is Samuel Bayer, whose best-known work is in commercials and music videos. He has previously won best director at MTV's VMAs and is responsible for a host of iconic videos, including Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and Blind Melon's video for "No Rain," featuring the famous girl in a bumblebee costume. A number of film producers have long wanted to work with Bayer, but Platinum Dunes has not only secured him for "Nightmare," but also for the "Fiasco Heights" thriller. Unlike other reboots of classic horror franchises, which synthesize plotlines from several films, this one, insiders said, will feature a strong element of the first picture, in which Krueger famously began haunting teenagers' dreams, attacking them violently in their subconscious in ways that resulted in their real-life deaths. »

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Jason's Loose Now Freddy Finds a Helmer

12 February 2009 3:12 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Last year we had Prom Night. This year we have Friday the 13th. And next year it looks like it will be Freddy Krueger's time to return to the big screen as horror remakes of films from the '80s look to become all the rage as today THR's Risky Biz Blog notes Samuel Bayer has been set as the director of the A Nightmare on Elm Street remake for Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes and New Line Cinema. This will mark Bayer's feature film debut as he is best known as a music video helmer for such videos as Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit," Garbage's "Only Happy When It Rains" and "Zombie" by the Cranberries. This weekend sees the return of Jason Voorhees as Platinum Dunes is also responsible for the Friday the 13th reboot directed by Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake helmer Marcus Nispel. That film pretty much »

- Brad Brevet

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Director Found For The New A Nightmare On Elm Street!

11 February 2009 11:58 PM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

The word is out! And Freddy Krueger is coming back! The Hollywood Reporter's Risky Business blog has broken the scoop that Samuel Bayer has been brought on board to direct the upcoming relaunch of A Nightmare On Elm Street for Platinum Dunes. (Bayer directed one of my all-time favorite music videos for Nirvana with "Smells Like Teen Spirit". He's also directed videos for David Bowie, Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage, The Offspring, Metallica and more. Look at his videos for "The Heart's Filthy Lesson" by David Bowie & it's obvious he can handle this reboot's "nightmare-esque" sequences.)

Brad Fuller, Andrew Form & Michael Bay will produce the redux, which we imagine won't be far off from this weekend's Friday The 13th. Bayer will direct from a script written by Wesley Strick (Cape Fear, Arachnophobia).

The article continues, "Unlike other reboots of classic horror franchises, which synthesize plotlines from several films, this one, insiders said, »

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Samuel Bayer Directing Nightmare on Elm Street Reboot

11 February 2009 8:52 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

As everyone will see in just a few more days, Platinum Dunes has successfully rebooted the Friday the 13th franchise in a good way. So up next for Dunes' producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form is A Nightmare on Elm Street, the series tormented by the villain Freddy Krueger. We've heard plenty about the idea for the reboot, including that Arachnophobia and Cape Fear writer Wesley Strick has been working on the script, but we didn't know who would be directing. Thanks to a tip on the Risky Business blog, we've learned that music video director Samuel Bayer will be taking on this new Nightmare on Elm Street. This will be Bayer's feature directorial debut, although he's not exactly a newcomer. Bayer is a music video director responsible for a lot of the iconic videos of the last decade, including Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and Blind Melon's "No Rain. »

- Alex Billington

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Nightmare on Elm Street Remake Gets a Director

11 February 2009 8:24 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Freddy fans, are you ready for a trip down a whole new Elm Street? Well, like it or not the film is being remade and word just broke about who will be taking up the directorial reigns!

The Hollywood Reporter's Risky Biz Blog just got the super early word that Samuel Bayer, whom you may know from directing Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" video, will be the man in charge working from a script by Wesley Strick (Arachnophobia).

Also according to the story, Bayer is slated to helm an original thriller for Platinum Dunes as well called Fiasco Heights.

The film will be in production this spring. Keep it right here for more as it comes!

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Nightmare on Elm Street Relaunch Gets Its Director!

11 February 2009 | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

The Hollywood Reporter's Risky Business Blog has gotten early word on who will be helming the Platinum Dunes remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street and it's none other than music video director Samuel Bayer, the man responsible for MTV's introduction to grunge in the form of Nirvana's award-winning "Smells Like Teen Spirit" video. Production is expected to start - with a script by Wesley Strick ( Arachnophobia ) - this spring. Bayer is also slated to helm the Platinum Dunes thriller Fiasco Heights according to the story, which you can read here . He was also attached, at one time, to do Dunes' Near Dark remake which is now dead. »

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Nightmare on Elm Street Relaunch Gets Its Director!

11 February 2009 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

The Hollywood Reporter's Risky Business Blog has gotten early word on who will be helming the Platinum Dunes remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street and it's none other than music video director Samuel Bayer, the man responsible for MTV's introduction to grunge in the form of Nirvana's award-winning "Smells Like Teen Spirit" video. No word on when production will start on the movie that was being scripted by Wesley Strick ( Arachnophobia ), but Bayer is also slated to helm the Platinum Dunes thriller Fiasco Heights according to the story, which you can read here . »

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