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?