The Michael Bay produced Platinum Dunes horror re-imagining of A Nightmare on Elm Street now has its very own teaser trailer courtesy of MySpace, and it’s something to see for fans of the series!
This new Nightmare on Elm Street is going in what sounds like the best possible direction: it uses the Freddy Krueger who slaughters you in your dreams that we all know and love, but it gives his character more of a story. As you’ll see in the trailer, they’re aiming to portray him as a regular and innocent dude who’s small and fairly insignificant looking and is wrongly murdered by a mob of disgruntled parents. You all know the rest.
The trailer has a lot of good stuff and it looks like it could be a lot of fun. There are some questionable additions that makes it look like it was cut using footage from previous movies including Freddy vs. Jason (creepy-ass children singing; claw scraping on wall), but it all still looks decent. The only real cause for concern is if it will really be unique; or if like Friday the 13th, will it be just like the other movies. When they went and got Oscar-nominated Jackie Earle Haley to play Krueger and shared details, it sounded like a whole new world they were creating. In the trailer, after the cool beginning, you will see many things that would lead one to believe it’s your average slasher movie, so we have ourselves a wait and see situation. One thing we do know is: Freddy will not look exactly the same, and that sick and goofy sense of humor appears to be gone completely.
Click on over to check out the teaser trailer for A Nightmare on Elm Street.
Apparently Freddy Krueger is such a badass that Jason needs backup. And who could possibly have the hockey-masked killer’s back — Michael Myers, of course.
In a possible sequel to “Freddy Vs. Jason,” in which Krueger got the best of Jason, it might be two against one.
Robert Englund, who plays Freddy Krueger, tells Fangoria magazine that “New Line Cinema has commissioned two scripts: one is Freddy Vs. Jason and Michael Myers, or Freddy Vs. Michael Myers — I’m not quite sure how that works… The other one is a prequel; apparently it’s not that prequel script that’s been floating around for several years — it’s something new. They will select one of those two [projects].”
We’d rather see The Highlander Vs. Flash Gordon — and we want half the royalties.