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Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form have been set by New Line to re-launch Freddy Krueger, the iconic psycho who haunts the subconscious dreams of teenagers and kills them in their sleep.

The trio will create a new franchise based on A Nightmare on Elm Street, the 1984 Wes Craven film.

Originally played by Robert Englund, Krueger haunted nine films and two TV series, and was New Line's most lucrative franchise until "The Lord of the Rings."

The deal comes as Bay, Fuller and Form ready for an April start for Friday the 13th, a New Line re-launch of another iconic baddie, Jason Voorhees. Marcus Nispel will direct a script by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift ("Freddy Vs. Jason").

Variety erroneously states Cloverfield's Odette Yustman will star in "Friday." We have confirmed the actress is instead appearing in the David Goyer untitled supernatural project produced by Platinum.

New Line won't hire a writer on "Nightmare" until the writer's strike ends.

http://shocktillyoudrop.com/news/topnews.php?id=4423

Anybody else find it funny that the Nightmare on Elm Street movies were New Line's most lucrative movies until the Lord of the Rings movies? I forgot that there was a time when New Line was considered a small time operation.

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How much did the Ninja Turtles movies gross? I have to think they were pretty successful.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles US$135,265,915 Worldwide$202,000,000

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze US$78,656,813

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III US$42,273,609

http://www.the-numbers.com/movies/series/T...injaTurtles.php

The reason the Elm street movies were so lucrative was their budgets.

All of them put together made $330,288,328 and only cost $58,800,000 to make.

http://www.the-numbers.com/movies/series/N...OnElmstreet.php

If you look at the numbers the Turtles movies were better in terms of making money.

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Heh. I've been anticipating this for a long while. In fact, I had a really good idea for a prequel / reboot film. But, yeah, I never bothered to write / pitch it.

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This might be perfect for Michael Bay. The guy has never been concerned with anything but special effects and egregiously loud, flashy action sequences, so directing dark humor horror movies might be right up his alley.

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Yeah, but the original Nightmare wasn't a comedy. That aspect of Freddy didn't come into play until the third film. Up 'til then he was the creepy pedophile guy.

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It won't be anywhere near as cool as the possibilities present (and what I presented in my Moronic Iconic article for Freddy). It will be watered down flashy, ADHD edited tripe from a music video director and a producer who has leprosy as far as I'm concerned. If he's touching it, I stay the fuck away.

Fuck Michael Bay.

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Speaking of Michael Bay, I just decided on my next Tirades subject. I can't believe I haven't trashed a Michael Bay movie yet.

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How much did the Ninja Turtles movies gross? I have to think they were pretty successful.

The first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was the highest grossing independent film of all time until a few years ago i think.

On the topic of Freddy, nothing will ever top New Nightmare so why bother making anymore.

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Actually New Line built it's studio from Freddy Krueger, that's why it's called "The House That Freddy Built"

Yeah, but I'm old enough to remember it before it was called that.

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Actually New Line built it's studio from Freddy Krueger, that's why it's called "The House That Freddy Built"

Yeah, but I'm old enough to remember it before it was called that.

Ha! Me too brother.

I remember seeing the NL Cinema logo pop up and getting scared. They were edgy for 30 years and then the nineties stuff rolled around...

edit: infact they were around for twenty years before the third Nightmare film came out.

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Yeah me too...They owe alot to the "Son Of A Hundred Maniacs"

But in my opinion, I don't know what to think about a remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street. I mean, remaking Friday the 13th is one thing, there hasn't really been a definitive actor to portray Jason Voorhees except Kane Hodder, but Robert England IS Freddy Krueger. It's like with the remake of Hellraiser, Doug Bradley says he wants to do the remake, but is waiting for them to call. Doug Bradley IS Pinhead, so I hope they get him back.

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if they remake it it will be a horrible movie they wll try to change the storry line and make it less then a dream like on jason VS freddy that wasnt as good as any VS movie to see it will be like jason x or michle myers movie it wont :doh:

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Well you know Hollywood won't be happy until all horror films of the 80's are remade, others are:

Child's Play

Hellraiser

April Fool's Day

The Wolf Man(A remake of the classic Lon Chaney Jr films of the 40's)

Evil Dead

Prom Night

Friday the 13th

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Platinum Dunes and New Line rocked the horror world last week when the production entities announced they were working together to overhaul the "Nightmare on Elm Street" brand. A number of industry sources recently phoned in to shed some light on the early discussions going on behind-the-scenes regarding "Nightmare"...and none of them include Englund starring as Krueger.

The franchise facelift includes discovering a new actor to polish up the finger knives and play the iconographic dream role Englund has practically made his second skin since '84.

Disheartening news for the fans, maybe, but rumor has it Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes is taking "Nightmare" back to square one...as in fresh start, hitting the reset button, making it their own (think "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" '03 and Friday the 13th '09). Because of this decision, they'd like to find another actor to carry the new Krueger into future films.

http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/topnews.php?id=4483

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I think as long as Robert England will put on the make up, New Line will not want to start a new series. Freddy is their ultimate bread and butter, why take the chance at restarting and killing the series that Robert England made his own.

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I just can't see Bob Shaye, recasting the role of Freddy Krueger, when Robert England still wants to play the role. When they recasted the role of Jason Voorhees away from Kane Hodder, it was a shocker, I hope they don't do it to England.

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