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Some of the best things in life come in pairs, and film is no different. No, I don’t mean sequels and/or remakes, because I think we all know how those often turn out. Instead, I mean those actors and directors who very frequently collaborate on films, so much so that it feels odd when the actor does not appear in one of the director’s films.
There have been some incredible collaborations throughout cinema history; Kurosawa Akira and Toshiro Mifune brought the samurai film to life, Clint Eastwood and Sergio Leone breathed new life into the dying western in the 1960s, and Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro brought audiences some of the best films to come out of New Hollywood in the 1970s and into the 90s. And of course there are amazing collaborations in modern cinema: Quentin Tarantino and Samuel L. Jackson, Wes Anderson and his troupe of actors, »
- William Penix
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
Another "Nightmare on Elm Street" remake? You're not dreaming. According to multiple sources, New Line is rebooting the iconic slasher franchise only five years after the last attempt fizzled with critics and audiences (despite grossing a healthy $115 million at the box office). David Leslie Johnson ("Orphan," "The Walking Dead") is scripting this time around, and the hope is he can help us forget about the series' creatively lackluster 2010 installment. Don't like it? There'$ no u$e fighting thi$, people. Question is: can they build a better version this time around? To that point, below I've listed seven suggestions on how to make this re-remake a more worthy followup to Wes Craven's 1984 original. »
- Chris Eggertsen
One…two…more reboots are coming for you. Just five years after Platinum Dune’s ill-fated A Nightmare on Elm Street, New Line has announced they intend to return prized bogeyman Freddy Krueger to his former onscreen glory with a fresh remake/reboot/rehash/cash-grab.
The Wrap reports that David Leslie Johnson has been tapped to pen a new Elm Street for New Line, a company fondly nicknamed “the house that Freddy built”.
Freddy’s a great villain and the concept of a monster that hunts you in your dreams is endlessly fertile. Craven mined it with some truly iconic moments and using remarkable cinematic techniques and thrifty craftsmanship (remember the scene where Freddy comes out of the wall? That cost a mere $10) he was able to conjure up great scares in service of imaginative storytelling.
Later sequels were less daring or innovative. 1994’s New Nightmare, »
- Daniel Kelly
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
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...
- Peter Martin
You know how it is in Hollywood: when you have a proven hit on your hands but things aren't necessarily the way you want them, just skip it and do it over again! Though A Nightmare on Elm Street already had a mediocre-at-best remake five years ago, New Line Cinema didn't get what they wanted from the re-imagining (despite a moderate box office intake) and decided, well, it's time to dream another dream. Details are skim at the moment, of course, but David Leslie Johnson (Orphan) is commissioned to write a script for yet another reboot of the franchise. No producers have lined up at the moment, but Tony Emmerich, Walter Hamada and Dave Neustader will make sure things go accordingly for the studio. No actors are slated yet either and the director's chair is currently void, but I think it's safe to assume Wes Craven isn't going within miles of this one, »
- Will Ashton
Seemingly unperturbed by the reception of the middling 2010 reboot – which failed to impress critically or financially – the report states 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, New Line executives Toby Emmerich, Walter Hamada, and Dave Neustadter will oversee the nascent reboot.
Having penned Orphan and The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist, not to mention intermittent work on AMC’s The Walking Dead, Johnson is a fine choice to wrangle A Nightmare on Elm Street into shape. Just recently, it was announced that he would roll the dice with Warner Bros. on their Dungeons & Dragons adaptation, »
- Michael Briers
Nightmare On Elm Street reboot in the works at New Line: Studio discard ‘awful’ 2010 remake and go back to the drawing board for new movie. Nightmare On Elm Street reboot
New Line Cinema are rebooting one of their longest-running, and most successful movie franchises, A Nightmare On Elm Street. It will be the second time the studio has tried to make good on a reboot after the absolutely dreadful 2010 version with Jackie Earl Haley as Freddy Kruegar.
The Tracking Board are the source behind the news. The site reports:
Plot details are kept under lock and key, though fans can safely assume that the red-and-green sweater/fedora wearing Freddy Krueger will once again be up to his old tricks, ready to terrorize a new group of sleep-deprived youngsters.
- Paul Heath
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
One of the great things about the horror genre is just how varied it can be. There’s room for all kinds of movies under the massive umbrella of horror: comedies, drama, FX-heavy gore fests, psychological thrillers that suggest but never show and so on and so on. Because there’s no one “right” way to make a horror film, fans get to have completely different experiences with each new effort—this despite the genre’s reputation for sameness and predilection for sequels.
There’s starting to be a trend with these Scream Factory double feature Blu-rays in which one of the two movies included is crazy over-the-top fun and the second is a slog. The last few months have seen double feature releases of Empire of the Ants (fun!) and Jaws of Satan (dull!), Food of the Gods (fun!) and Frogs (dull!) and, even more recently, Cellar Dweller (fun! »
- Patrick Bromley
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
The original Rocky was released in December 1976. The film, made on a budget of just over $1 million and shot in 28 days, was a sleeper hit; it earned $225 million in global box office receipts becoming the highest grossing film of 1976 and went on to win three Oscars, including Best Picture. It is still one of the greatest Best Picture wins in Academy history!
In addition to the series of films, there was also a Broadway musical – Rocky Broadway.
Listen to Bill Conti’s iconic score here.
The film »
- Michelle McCue
Sharks, more sharks everywhere. In addition to the giant shark movie Meg finally getting a new director (Eli Roth, details below) another shark movie has found a director. Deadline says Spanish filmmaker Jaume Collet-Serra, of House of Wax, Orphan, Unknown, Non-Stop and Run All Night, is looking at directing a movie called In the Deep at Sony Pictures. While it sounds a lot like that 2003 found footage thriller Open Water, the descriptions compare it to Gravity or 127 Hours meets Jaws – or any shark movie. It's about a young woman surfing on an isolated beach who gets stranded at a buoy off-shore because of a great white shark in the water and she can't swim back. I'm sure there's more to the story, but that is a scary scenario. As for the other shark movie, it was just revealed a few weeks ago that Eli Roth is taking over directing the »
- Alex Billington
So, are shark movies a thing now? I suppose it'll take three to officially make it a trend, but Eli Roth was recently slated to helm "Meg," and now another predator pic is getting in the water. Deadline reports that "Orphan," "Non-Stop," and "Run All Night" helmer Jaume Collet-Serra is eyeballing the director's chair for "In The Deep." Penned by Tony Jaswinski, the story centers on a young woman clinging to a buoy twenty yards off shore of an isolated beach, with a great white shark in her path to safety. Yikes. Even more, this one is being compared to "127 Hours," "Jaws," and "Gravity," so basically, it'll be intense. Hollywood is going to make it scary to get in the water again, but I mostly hope that if Collet-Serra does the movie, he casts Liam Neeson, and we get to watch the actor punch a shark. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Jaume Collet-Serra broke out in horror. His House of Wax is an entirely undervalued contemporary slasher, while his Orphan was a glorious killer kid summer surprise. Soon after however, he abandoned the genre for a different kind of golden trash: the B-action thriller. Can we find a happy medium? Deadline reports Serra is “circling” In the Deep, an…
The post In the Deep: Orphan Director ‘Circling’ Shark Thriller appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Samuel Zimmerman
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