Friday, 12 December 2008

News: Elm Street on, Near Dark off.

No big surprise but it's not official that Platinum Dunes' next project will be the remake of Nightmare on Elm Street. Producer Brad Fuller has confirmed that they'll be looking for someone new to play Freddy, but hope that Robert Englund will make an appearance somewhere.

On the flip side to this, Platinum Dunes have also announced that their remake of Near Dark is no longer going to happen (at least not any time soon). According to Fuller this is because of the phenomenal success of Twilight, which features a similar, albeit much lighter and tween-friendly, plot.

This reasoning seems a little bizarre to me. Surely if the remake was touted as the 'adults only Twilight', it could draw in a teen crowd sneaking in off the back of Twilight's success? I suppose they can't rely on Near Dark to have the same name appeal as Leatherface, Jason or Freddy, and aren't willing to risk it just yet.

Not that I'm complaining, mind!

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