April 16, 2009
New casting on Platinum Dunes' "Nightmare on Elm Street" remake plus news on the redo of George Romero's "The Crazies." It's time for another remake roundup!
First up, the biggest horror remake of the year is heading to DVD and Blu-Ray in the U.S. and the UK in July. UK artwork has been revealed for the July 27 UK release of Platinum Dunes' "Friday the 13th".
Meanwhile, Platinum Dunes' "A Nightmare on Elm Street" remake, due to hit theaters in 2010. In casting, Jackie Earle Haley and Kyle Gallner are officially cast, with Haley playing Freddy Krueger. Thomas Dekker of "Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles" is now set to join the cast, playing a jock on the high school swim team.
MTV was one of many outlets to visit the set of the "Crazies" remake and here is their report. Meanwhile, Slash Film got to visit the set to. And here is that report. ...
Director Breck Eisner told Slash Film:
Honestly, any time you do a remake or a reimagining, and this is definitely more of a reimagining than a remake, you want to have target aspects of the movie that they didnít have access to when they first made it. My theory on remaking movies or reimagining movies is that there should be something that they werenít able to do the first time around. That you can do differently. So itís not like just redoing Psycho or redoing a perfect movie, itís redoing something that had limitations. One of big limitations for [George] Romero was obviously budget. I think he had 200 grand or 275 grand to make the entire movie. Weíre obviously spending more money than thatóitís not a big budget movie, but we have better assets so we can represent the government as the scale of the force that it needs to be in a movie like this that is oppressive and realistic for us. ...
Meanwhile, in other remake news "Wrong Turn 3" director Declan O'Brien has announced his plans to remake "Little Shop of Horrors" as a non-musical. The last remake was a musical with Steve Martin.
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