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A Nightmare On Elm Street


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A Nightmare On Elm Street (Movies)
A Nightmare On Elm Street (Movies)
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A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010 film)

A Nightmare on Elm Street is an upcoming 2010 (10 years ago) American slasher movie written by Wesley Strick and Eric Heisserer, directed by Samuel Bayer, and produced by Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller. It is a remake of Wes Craven's 1984 (36 years ago) slasher movie of the same name and designed to reboot the franchise.[2] The movie stars Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Krueger,[3] a role made famous by Robert Englund, while Rooney Mara takes over the role of Nancy,[4] originally portrayed by Heather Langenkamp. The remake is set to be released on Apr. 30, 2010 (10 years ago).[5]



In Feb. 2009 (11 years ago), The Hollywood Reporter revealed Robert Englund would not reprise the role of Freddy Krueger for the remake; Englund had performed the role for all eight films. On Apr. 3, 2009 (11 years ago) Entertainment Weekly reported that Jackie Earle Haley was cast to take over Englund's most well known role. Initially, the studio wanted to cast an unknown for the role of Freddy Krueger, but it was Haley's performance in Little Children that impressed Emmerich enough to cast the actor against the original intentions. Emmerich explains, "Freddy is this incredible stew of malevolence and anger, but he also has a hint of vulnerability, and Jackie really has all of that and more. He just seemed completely right for the part." Bayer stated that he, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller managed to acquire the screen test Haley gave as Rorschach for Watchmen; after viewing it, Bayer said it "blew [his] mind", and that he knew Haley would be able to go deep and create a believable character who was a "[psychopath] with a burned face and a claw".

Haley is contracted for three films, which includes the remake and two sequels. Englund has stated that he agrees with the casting of Haley, noting that he feels Haley's physical size will work for him in this role. In an interview with Kyle Gallner, who is portraying the role of Nancy's boyfriend Quentin, the actor acknowledges that this Freddy will be closer to his 1984 (36 years ago) counterpart; Gallner refers to this version as more of a "sinister, straight-faced monster" than the "jokester" that arose in the later sequels. Explaining why they chose to take away the comical aspect of Freddy's personality, Form and Fuller stated, "We've never been attracted to a jokey antagonist because it feels less scary and less real". Even though the character will be closer to how he was portrayed in the original film, Haley has stated that he does not intend to have Englund's performances influence his own. Haley states that he uses the frustration of having to sit in the make-up chair for three and a half hours as his motivation to get into character. Discussing his physical appearance, Form and Fuller explained that Freddy will be more similar to a real burn victim.

Rooney Mara will play the role of Nancy Thompson, and she is also contracted for a sequel. Bayer describes Nancy as "the loneliest girl in the world". Mara stated that her Nancy is different than the role performed by Heather Langenkamp, and described her character as "socially awkward and timid and really doesn't know how to connect with people". Kyle Gallner was cast as Quentin, who forms a connection with Nancy. Gallner described his character as "a mess, more jittery and more 'out there' than Nancy is". Gallner pointed out that his character is like this because of the amount of pharmaceuticals he ingests to stay awake. Producer Brad Fuller commented that Gallner brought a sense of "humanity and relatability" to the role with his compassion and intellect. Other cast members include Thomas Dekker, Katie Cassidy, and Kellan Lutz. Dekker portrays Jesse, a jock on the swim team. According to Dekker, "Jesse kind of knows what’s going on but refuses to believe it." Dekker explained that Jesse spends so much time trying to convince himself that Freddy is not real, that be the time he does meet Freddy face-to-face, "he's just a mess.....There's no bravado about it. His terror is very real." Cassidy performed the role of Kris. According to Cassidy, Kris becomes an emotional wreck throughout the film. Cassidy descibed her character's ordeal: "She is literally dragged through hell, having to crawl through dark, claustrophobic tunnels. She’s always crying and freaking out as her nightmares of Freddy bleed into her everyday life. Kris suspects there’s something that connects her with the others; she even confronts her mother about it, but no one’s talking." Lutz plays Dean, Kris's boyfriend and "a well-liked, well-off high school jock". Connie Britton and Clancy Brown will also star.


With a budget of $27 million, principal photography began on May 5, 2009 (11 years ago) and officially wrapped on Jul. 10, 2009 (11 years ago). Platinum Dunes chose to movie in Illinois because of pleasurable filming experiences in the state when the company produced The Amityville Horror and The Unborn. Platinum Dunes also received a thirty percent tax break for filming in the state. For a representation of human version of Krueger, the producers were looking for locations that were "old and decaying". They settled on the Ryerson Steel warehouse on the West Side of Chicago. The warehouse became the central location for the scenes involving the townspeople burning Krueger alive.

New Line contracted with two high schools in Illinois, Elk Grove High School and John Hersey High School, to use their location for scenes in the remake. According to Principal Nancy Holman, of Elk Grove High, the studio contacted schools across the nation looking for one that had a swimming pool. Although filming will take place at both schools, neither will be identified by name. The studio also cast 200 extras for various school scenes, including one in the pool, but required that all auditioning students be at least 16-years old. School board President Lenore Gonzales Bragaw was initially apprehensive about the deal, as she disliked the idea of the studio filming "scenes of violence" at the schools; Bragaw agreed to the filming after being assured that no one would be killed during the swimming scenes.

On May 22, 2009 (11 years ago), the Nightmare on Elm Street movie crew went on location to the city of Gary, Indiana to movie scenes at a Methodist church. The studio negotiated with the city for months before finally settling on a deal. According to Ben Clement, the executive director of the Gary Office of movie and TV, the studio was looking for "an architectural style that would fit the story line of the film". The movie crew returned to Gary in Jun. to movie a dream sequence that takes place on Elm Street in one of the local streets, and in dec. some new scenes were shot in a diner, with new characters.


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