Monday, September 28, 2009
TRAILER: A Nightmare On Elm Street Teaser...
Platinum Dunes has release the teaser trailer for the upcoming remake/reboot of A Nighmar on Elm Street, starring Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Krueger, and I must say, it looks fantastic.
People at ComiCon saw what was rumored to be a similar if not exact version of this video, and to much much adoration. To me, the true thing that gets me interested in this seat is two fold. First there is the star, Jackie Earle Haley who is one of the better character actors working today. Then there is the group that hired him, Platinum Dunes, who are famous for the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday the 13th remakes, which I really really enjoy, particularly TCM. They have stayed true to not only the genre, but the spirit of those storied franchises, and this trailer looks like more of the same. Yes, the make-up is different, but I feel as though any small little changes like that will keep this falling franchise fresh.
A Nightmare on Elm Street in HD
Music video director Samuel Bayer is making his feature debut with this remake. He’s got a long resume working for bands and music labels, but Platinum Dunes producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form have obviously exerted significant influence, as this definitely bears the visual stamp of all the other Platinum Dunes films. There look to be some really inventive kills, some stunning visuals, nods to previous films, and arguably the most interesting aspect, a new or at least different origin for Krueger. This is a really intruging project from all aspects. Yes, I think it looks a BIT uninspired, but at least it's something new, in the body of an old faltering franchise.
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