A Nightmare on Elm Street (2009)
Plot: The original film centered on Freddy Krueger, a serial child killer murdered by angry
parents who returns with a burned face and razor glove to terrorize teens in their dreams.
First TEXAS CHAINSAW, then AMITYVILLE, then THE HITCHER, and now this. God this will
never end. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Freddy's making another comeback. Only
this time, Michael Bay and his goons over at Plantinum Dunes will be producing it. If you
haven't figured it out already, it's going to be a remake. New Line is in talks with horror
production company Platinum Dunes to relaunch the A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET movie
series, the franchise that helped establish the studio. Partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller
and Andrew Form will produce the remake. The original horror classic "Nightmare" was
written and directed by Wes Craven and released in 1984. Its runaway success spawned a
slew of films and created one of the most popular villains in screen history, Freddy
Krueger, played by Robert Englund.
The films' premise centered on Krueger, a serial child killer murdered by angry parents who
returns with a burned face and razor glove to terrorize teens in their dreams. A writer will
be hired when the strike ends. Platinum Dunes is prepping another relaunch, FRIDAY THE
13TH, which will be directed by Marcus Nispel for New Line, for whom they remade THE
TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE and its sequel. The company is remaking (and ruining) NEAR
DARK for Rogue and THE BIRDS (which they'll also be ruining) for Universal. It also is
prepping a nonremake project, an untitled David Goyer thriller. It's times like this when we
want Michael Bay and his crew to rot in hell.
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