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Strick Not Directing Nightmare on Elm Street
October 8, 2008

In this Variety article from last night, the trade reports Wesley Strick is attached to direct A Nightmare on Elm Street.

Not so.

A source confirmed for us this afternoon that Strick still only carries "writer" credit on the New line remake, not director. The writer of Wolf was hired on to the project in July. No word yet on how close New Line is to bringing on a helmer; we hear Platinum Dunes is still not officially on board to produce.

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Posted by: XBL: twozero3six on October 8, 2008 at 20:49:56

Rebooting THIS franchise is a slap in the face to horror fans worldwide. If it isn't broken, why the F fix it?

Posted by: djblack1313 on October 8, 2008 at 21:09:00

XBL, why should this franchise being rebooted be any different than any of the other franchises being rebooted? i'm not saying that i'm all for them rebooting it, but if they can make Freddy scary again (he hasn't been scary since part 2-ish) i'm all for it.

Posted by: XBL: twozero3six on October 8, 2008 at 21:25:51

@ djblack1313]

I guess I'm taking this one personally as many fans before me had when the same happened to their favorite franchise. At this point in time I'm against the idea but know I'll end up seeing it regardless of how good or bad it is. Hollywood's lack of originality prevails again.

Posted by: Matt on October 8, 2008 at 21:34:15

Freddy is a joke

Posted by: Enoch on October 8, 2008 at 22:35:09

Robert Englund himself said it is a great idea to remake it, due to how technology has advanced since then to create an even more terrifying dreamscape. I don't know if he's right, so we'll just have to see. I also hope Englund will have a cameo in it.

Posted by: Led Zeppelin on October 8, 2008 at 23:54:45

Yes another remake ! ! !

Posted by: djblack1313 on October 9, 2008 at 00:20:22

XBL, i wasn't trying to knock what you're saying. i understand and respect what you're saying. it just seems that there's no way to stop the inevitable. :(

Posted by: Death dealer on October 9, 2008 at 00:28:18

Let's see if they can get johnny depp to reprise his role. Lol. Maybe, if Tim burton was the director. You'd have to pay him his going rate which is probably 30 to 50 million. The budget won't even be half his pay rate.

Posted by: Scarehuman on October 9, 2008 at 02:39:11

this seriously needs to not be made. increasing technology was one of the series major downfalls, as the technology to create dreams superseded plot and character development. Nightmare 3 had the perfect balance, it was downhill from there. This is the series that put New Line on the map, the house that Freddy built. They owe it to the fans to not corrupt a beloved character and film that was so crucial to filmdom, from the raw inventiveness that no other writer but Wes Craven could have invented. With all due respect to Mr. Strick, his first name may be Wes but his last is certainly not Craven.

Posted by: francesco on October 9, 2008 at 03:44:11

thanks god he won't direct it. maybe he could be a good writer but i can't say it as director.
I've heard new line will relaise it in 2010.

Posted by: ryanc on October 9, 2008 at 06:49:52

not for this at all. maybe maybe if robert were still freddy but no one else can do the voice, posture, and overall even the presence of Freddy, no one. Robert Englund is Freddy so just why try to remake it without him?

Posted by: Captain Arlong on October 9, 2008 at 10:19:06

Yes, let's never have another Freddy movie ever again. That's the smart thing to do.

No wait, it isn't.

Posted by: djblack1313 on October 9, 2008 at 12:19:24

i actually can't stand Robert Englund but i'm starting to agree that he should be Freddy in this remake/reboot/whatever. i think the director needs to reel him in though and make him SCARY again. Freddy hasn't been scary since part 2-ish. no more over the top 3 Stooges comedy in ANOES. make him f^ucking scary again!

Posted by: joe asylo on October 9, 2008 at 16:22:11

well i dont know who gonna helm the film. But is gonna be hard to top the original, i think the first 4 part were the best of the serie. so let wait and see.

Posted by: sweetmoses on October 9, 2008 at 17:14:48

ryan styles from whos line is it anyway should be the new freddy. he looks just like rob. is a great voice actor. oh and is about a foot taller, and since all the remakes have the killers bigger and stronger then there original selves hes perfect. befor you write neg just think about it.

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