It’s Official… FREDDY’S BACK… But In A Remake!

It was inevitable. Variety’s reporting that Platinum Dunes consisting of Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, those fellows who remade THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, AMITYVILLE HORROR and THE HITCHER are planning on re-introducing a new Freddy Krueger to the world in a NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET relaunch. This news is hot on the heels of their proposed FRIDAY THE 13TH remake, which is set to start shooting this April for a release sometime next year. Sigh. Hope they don’t hire a wrestler to portray Freddy Krueger

Odette Yustman who played "Beth" in CLOVERFIELD is the first announced cast member of the FRIDAY THE 13TH remake from Platinum Dunes according to the article. The FRIDAY reboot is being directed by Marcus Nispel. (Who helmed THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE remake) (Other horror web-publications are reporting that Variety’s got it wrong and that Yustman is actually cast in David Goyer’s new untitled supernatural thriller.)

Lord help us on the Freddy relaunch.

Original Variety article: http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117979807.html?categoryid=13&cs=1


  • http://imdb.com/name/nm2748210/ Chris Adler

    Dear God Help us all!!!!!!!!
    If Robert Englund was dead that would be one thing, but he’s still around and still making Freddy movies!
    ENOUGH with the Remakes!

  • GoreGoddess

    This makes me so very mad!!!!
    Does Michael Bay really have nothing else better to do than remake every successful horror film in history? I’ve seen his remakes… I’m not impressed. I just wonder which horror icon is next… we’re running low.

  • Steven Barrier

    If this doesn’t have Robert Englund in it, I quit life.

  • William M. Cash

    Yeah i do agree, enough is enough… but the almost have to use Robert because his look and sound are what is memorable you cant cover that with a mask… Did ya’ll hear about the talks of an Exorcist Remake? Pea soup all over again!!!

  • http://myspace.com/livetodie_dietolive Kevin

    Robert Englund needs to be Freddy and Kane Hodder needs to be Jason.
    If not, why watch the bullshit?

  • Evil B.

    FUUUUUUUCK YOOOOOOOUU PLATINUM DUNES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://mazedmethods god of gore

    thats blasphemy
    you cant remake perfection
    its not right
    they should be shot for even trying to remake freddy
    it better be good damn them

  • writer strike back

    Platinum Dunes? How about Talentless Hacks? Everytime someone does a remake of a perfectly good film, I feel a little part of my childhood being torn asunder. I don’t want remakes, I want something new.

  • http://Http://www.myspace.com/themistressoftheundead Alicia “Mistress of the Undead”

    Thats freakin nuts!!! No one can play Freddy but Robert!

  • http://myspace.com/thatsweatybetty Beth

    I agree with everyone…I am not totally anti-remake but think that the director should make it thier own movie or do something original…the remake of “the Fog” was different enough and involved Debra Hill, who did the first one, and I am looking forward to the new batman with Heath Ledger as joker as I have heard he plays it way different…but I was very disappointed in “Wicker Man” remake, why bother? and many others…next it will be “Freaks”, I swear! Plus Robert Englund rules, duh!

  • Bethany

    This is BULLSHIT!!!! I can’t fucking believe they are going to try to remake one of the BEST films ever!!!! I’m sick of these fuckers ruining good movies just to try to make a buck!! Unless it has Robert Englund in it there is no point to even waste my time or money watching it!! Damn Fuckers!!!

  • http://myspace.com/ineedyourskulls McZombie

    I say bring on the remakes! What? You guys don’t like seeing your favorite horror icons re-invented? I do. Platinum dunes is living the dream. If you could have the oppurtunity to recreate something awesome – you wouldn’t? Who cares if it’s not as good as the original? The original is legendary, stamped in history – remake? All about self gratification. I say good luck and I hope it turns out good.

  • Jackie

    Another unsuccessful remake I predict…find something else to do with your time Michael Bay PLEASE!! Leave the horror making to people who KNOW what they are doing!! Also, Cloverfield sucked!! Thank you 🙂

  • http://myspace.com/livetodie_dietolive Kevin

    WHY DOES MICHAEL BAY GET TO KEEP ON MAKING MOVIES?!
    I guess Pearl Harbor sucked.. just a little bit more than I miss you.

  • Jacob

    this is fucking ridiculous
    they can’t remake a great movie i hope they get someone who doesn’t fuck it up if they want to make money off freddy and jaosn they should release all the movies back into the theather in the orginal way they were ment to be seen and totally uncut

  • Odd

    when there is no more new ideas, Micheal Bay remakes the Greats

  • Dan

    I’m interested in a remake and support getting a new actor for Freddy because Robert Englund is not only getting older he’s been overexposed. Not only in the awful Nightmare sequels but on Mtv, award shows, tv series,etc. Englund’s freddy is no longer dark and scary. I just hope they get a worthy new actor. I also wish Platinum Dune wasnt involved with this nor with the Friday remake. This almost certainly spells iminant death to two of the greatest horror franchises.

  • johnny sankar

    NO MORE FUCKING REMAKES,THE SHITS MAKIN MY DICK SOFT!IT BETTER BE FUCKIN GOOD ,BUT U KNOW WHAT ITS GONNA FUCKIN SUCK BECAUSE IT DIDNT TAKE PLACE IN THE 80’S AND IT JUST WONT HAVE THE SAME FEEL TO IT AND JUST BY WATCHING THE REMAKE IF IT DOES ACTUALLY HAPPIN WILL SOUR ME TILL THE DAY I DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!