Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes to Remake ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’

Yes, it’s another sad day for horror fans. It has been recently announced that Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes production company (a.k.a. the company that tarnishes horror classics) will in fact be behind the ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ remake. F*CK!

Comingsoon.net gives us this rage worthy news:

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, reports Variety.

Both franchises will be given a complete overhaul, something that Platinum Dunes provided in the Nispel-directed The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. New Line won’t hire a writer on “Nightmare” until the writers strike ends.

It’s pretty sad that Platinum Dunes has now acquired the rights to remake all the iconic horror movies. (Except for ‘Halloween.’)  Leatherface, Jason, and now Freddy Krueger are now property of Michael Bay.

The good news is that the “nightmare” (in more ways than one) won’t begin until this dreaded writers’ strike is over.  Also, the other good news is that aspiring horror screenwriters like myself should now feel more confident about their original scripts and their creativity for they are rarities in this field now.

Honestly, I don’t know what else to say about this news. All I can think of is a long incoherent string of swear words.

What are your thoughts?

32 thoughts on “Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes to Remake ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’

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  2. According to Fangoria Robert Englund won’t be playing Freddy in this new Nightmare vision. So yes, it’s going to suck balls.

  3. Look every one needs to stop crying about remakes. Most of this is for the X generation of movie goers. You people need to have an open mind about what bay is doing, and if not then just shut the he!! up. If it does not have this person then I wont watch it, if it is not writen by this person then screw it bla, bla, bla. Stop feeling sorry for your self. Just wait when it comes out then make your opinions known. Plus look at it like this. Bay is a well renouned world class director. Every major film that he has done has hit over the 100 millian $ mark. All you people complaining think on what you have done over the last year is any one going to remember what you did the next day let alone five or ten years down the road. So shut your man pleasers and give the man a chance, you might be suprised.

  4. I think it would be cool. Let’s just hope it isn’t Freddy vs. “Somebody” Let’s keep it original and gritty and I’ll be in the front row!

  5. I’m not to shocked about hearing about this, I agree with most that they need to have Englund in it. If not it would be like others have said “Indiana Jones” without Harrison Ford or even Jason Voorhees without a mask but now painting his face like a kitten. I’d check it out when it’s done, well maybe.
    The thing that really gets me is that Bay has all this producing money in Platnium Dunes why the hell is he remaking everything? I’d think with all that he has done and remade maybe he could find people to make something new other than risking fucking everything up. TCM remake and sequal were good but Freddy is far more reconizing than Leatherface.
    One other note while were on remakes, whoever is remaking Hellraiser is stupid

  6. This news unfortuneatly does not really interest me. I found all the Nightmare on Elm Street movies to be fairly boring. I have been trying to get into the Horror Movie Genre because a lot of my friends love it, but I just can’t seem to get into it myself.

  7. the only nightmare movie i liked was the first one. if they want to make a really hard r nightmare flick im game. englunds freddy is kinda lame. make an all new freddy and make him scary.

  8. just leave it be. Foster as Freddy ferrchrissakes?! this’ll be the good looking Krueger with a flashy MTV style look to the movie, bad indie music & full of that Bay trademark: blatant product placements. the one kinda horror franchise that could use a good kick-in-the-nuts reboot is the Witchblade saga. i was originally thinkin’ Gremlins, but even that is just fine w/out a remake. the one thing i can see Bay & co tackling that needs a serious update is the sci-fi series V.

  9. *Switching to sarcasm mode*

    Well, if it’s as good as the HALLOWEEN and the TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE-remakes, I don’t see a problem.

  10. Meh, I’m not too worried about it. The only good Nightmare was the first one and New Nightmare had its moments. I do have a weak spot for Nightmare 5 though.
    I just hope they will go a more gritty route than the last few Nightmares have been and have Freddy be a true monster like in the original but not a wise cracking joker. I would be glad to see Englund in the role of Freddy since it would be weird to see anyone else in it, unless they change the character considerably.

    I thought Nispel did good things with Texas Chain saw, didn’t come close to capturing the raw intensity of the original but was an entertaining, gory modern horror flick.

    Pathfinder on the other hand was a complete failure so I’m cautiously optimistic.

  11. How many Nightmare on Elm Streets can they make? And why in the world is Michael Bay doing it? There won’t be anything for him to blow up, well I guess there’s people..

  12. The “Nightmare” series sucked ass anyway. Dream warriors? Are you kidding me? There are a FEW good horror flicks out there. However, this was not one of them. No loss

  13. Clocks, if you don’t care for TMB, so be it. I hope you stick around and give TMB a chance. With all the int’l friends including myself, we come flock to this site. We also listen to the entertaining podcasts and go on and hear the lve stream show at NowLive. I’m sure tonight at NowLive John and Doug will address the tech problem, and get on to some movie news.

    6pmPST, 9pmEST

    Yes, of course I’m plugging. ‘Tis my community service of the day!

  14. yeah, nonetheless your site still sucks.

    taking the weekends off? You’re a blog/website for freak sakes. i don’t see any other blogs taking the weekends off.

  15. What a NightMare, or am just reading this in a dream? OMG, Whats that behind me!!! Oh no it’s not, yes it’s another bad remake.

  16. @clockers84,

    Take a chill pill dude…lol If you had actually read the comments you would see that I said there were technical difficulties….

    We don’t usually post on the weekends unless it’s big news, because like everybody else…we get days off :P

  17. your site sucks! do you even update it?
    It must be a slowass newsday if you can only come up with 1 post the entire day. and almost NO posts on weekends.

  18. Terrible, simply terrible.

    …will it be a PG-13?

    Well, I may not be that bad: I cannot imagine anything more horrifying than a movie theater full of text-messaging kids.

  19. @Angela

    Yeah, TMB’s been kind of funny the last few days. There were even brief lapses where it appeared to be down. Lack of posts too. Stuff missed:: Sean Young entering rehab after her outbursts at the DGA awards, an old closed down 79 acre Army defense plant in Statford, Connecticut could be the future home of an unnamed Hollywood production company, and the Terry Gilliam film could be ‘saved’, making it the last Heath Ledger film, not ‘The Dark Knight’.

    Gio, Doug, Serena…what’s going on????

  20. This is one hell of a catch 22. I want the WGA strike to be over (indeed, it does seem like the picket line days are numbered) and on the other (gloved) hand, I don’t want an Elm Street remake.

    Damned if you do
    damned if you don’t.

    Craven co-wrote last year’s Hills Have Eyes 2 with his son. Don’t get your hopes too high…


    @Platinum Dunes

    After a string of horror remakes which have, for the most part fell on thier butts, isn’t it about time you folks focus on one of the following:

    1) An original (meaning : new) script in the horror-suspense genre that isn’t connected to past franchises but could wind up being on of “your own” for the next handful of years? It could even be written by, for example,say Wes Craven, Neil Marshall or Davis J Schow…anyone with a “name” value. Heck, you still have “name” value of Michael Bay, for better or for worse.

    2) By up the rights to various novels/author’s works. Brian Lumley, Poppy Brite etc. Adapt them.

    The masses need new horror icon “heroes”. Not recycled ones. Unless it’s the Triffids.

  21. I agree with Grave, England is Freddy. Get someone else to play Freddy is a bigger death sentence than JLA. Right now, this remake idea makes me cautious.

  22. Well the idea of a Re-make is not too bad as long as two key elements are still in there. 1. Wes Craven writes the story, 2. Robert England plays Freddy. If Wes is out ….thats not so bad I can live with that cause his latest movies have tanked but I will not Seen any Nightmare movies without England playing Freddy. Thats like making and Indiana Jones movie without Harrison Ford or a Rocky movie without Stallion.

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