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A Nightmare On Rush Elm Street

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 5, 2009 8:50PM

2009_03_elm_street.jpg Reel Chicago reports that Platinum Dunes, a horror film production company, is setting up shop at Chicago Studio City to begin filming for A Nightmare on Elm Street on April 27.

Sam Bayer will direct the film, with a script written by Arachnophobia scribe Wesley Strick. Platinum Dunes recently gave Friday the 13th a new lease on life; the movie had the highest opening night a horror movie has ever had (or so they say on the Platinum Dunes website). They also brought The Texas Chainsaw Massacre back to life.

But do we need another retelling of a story we all know by heart? And a version without Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger no less? Is a Chicago suburb the place for Elm Street? When will we get more original horror stories out of Hollywood? Can the director of music videos properly tell the story of our beloved Freddy? Only time will tell. A Nightmare on Elm Street is set for release in 2010.

BY: Pattie Lee