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written by Angelic on February 23, 2010
Breakout: Three reasons Rooney Mara is going to make it big in 2010.
1) She plays the kind-of-sort-of girlfriend of loveable geek-of-the-moment Michael Cera in Youth in Revolt. Like their relationship, the filmâ€™s a bit off-on, but Mara is great as a French-loving elusive teen who doesnâ€™t know what she wants.
2) Sheâ€™s been cast as the lead in slasher remake A Nightmare on Elm Street. Which means that even if the filmâ€™s bollocks, sheâ€™ll have made all eyes turn in her direction. And if itâ€™s a franchise starter, endless sequels could prove very profitable.
3) She’s co-starring with Justin Timberlake and Jesse Eisenberg in Aaron Sorkinâ€™s The Social Network. Yeah, the Facebook movie. It could be good. It could be bad. Either way, sheâ€™s making friends.
Damaged Goods? Her debut role was in the diabolical Urban Legends 3: Bloody Mary. Letâ€™s hope Elm Street fares better.
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written by Angelic on February 23, 2010
On April 30th Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema will bring Freddy Krueger – one of most iconic horror slashers in history – back to the big screen in their version ofÂ A Nightmare on Elm Street. Flash back to last July where production forÂ Elm StreetÂ took residence in Chicago, IL, within reach from my parent’s home. I took to the Windy City and spent 3 days on set with the cast and crew, while also being blessed with the opportunity to witness the live filming of Jackie Earle Haley as the new Dream Demon. Beyond the break you’ll find our exclusive PART 1 report, with 3 more to following in the coming weeks.
Set Report Part 1 (w/Brad Fuller, Katie Cassidy, Sam Bayer, Patrick Lumb, Andrew Clement)
KRIS, WHAT ARE YOU DOING ON THE CEILING?
Welcome to Chicago, IL, where one of the coldest summers has pulled a complete 180 and flipped on the furnace, a perfectly fitting scenario for the new A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET movie, which has been shooting for 34 days now.
Walking on set into a monster warehouse, the atmosphere was uncharacteristically relaxed. Platinum Dunes Producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form were in their chairs watching Director Samuel Bayer orchestrate what will be the single most important scene in the reboot.
Without a shadow of a doubt, the infamous “Tina death scene” from Wes Craven’s original ELM STREET, is one of the most prolific and remembered scenes in horror movie history. Recreating it correctly is of the upmost importance.
In front of the monitors is a fully constructed bedroom, which will set the scene for Freddy Krueger’s first major murder. While the original room actually rotated, in this reboot the room is a solid structure, but has a backdrop of trees outside of the windows that are flipped upside down. Stunt double Lisa Hoyle is suspended in midair with a bunch of white wires holding her in place. Hoyle is Katie Cassidy’s stunt double, who plays the role of “Kris” in this ELM STREET. For those of you familiar with the franchise, Kris is the same character as Tina, who is ripped and torn by Freddy Krueger before spinning in midair and crawling across the ceiling to her eventual bloody death. • Read full story »
written by Angelic on February 23, 2010
You just canâ€™t keep a good man, or murderer, down. Long before the days of one-liners and product placement, the original Freddy Krueger was a pretty dark and demonic figure. He was a child murderer hunted down by the parents of his victims and burned alive. He returned to take his vengeance by tormenting and brutally slaying his captorâ€™s children in their nightmares as they laid helpless, tucked into their beds.
To offer a little backstory, the Krueger character was first born out of the imagination of Wes Craven, who directed the first film and later returned for New Nightmare. Craven got the idea from a series of news stories about a young man from a Southeast Asia war camp who was suffering from intense nightmares, claiming someone was stalking him while he slept. He kept himself awake for days. When he finally did drift off, the family heard screaming and thrashing. They came rushing to his room and found him stone cold dead. Kruegerâ€™s look was based on a homeless man Craven had seen out his bedroom window as a child. The man turned when he felt someone watching him and locked eyes with a terrified young Wes.
Six sequels and a battle with Jason later, Freddy was a far cry from his dark origins. After being made into dolls, appearing on childrenâ€™s lunch boxes and even VJâ€™ing for MTV, Krueger had grown into an icon of pop culture, less monster and more comedian, spouting catch phrases and cackling like a witch as fans cheered on his next kill. At a certain point, the question became, where exactly could Freddy go next?
After a long pursuit, Michael Bayâ€™s Platinum Dunes finally acquired the rights to the next movie. Though the work of Dunes producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (Texas Chainsaw, Amityville, Friday the 13th) has been uneven at times, the duo admitted to a certain passion for Mr. Krueger. Their plan was to bring Freddy back to his roots. â€śThe first Nightmare on Elm Street was a scary, straight ahead horror movie,â€ť said Form. â€śAs they went on, they became more funny. We wanted ours to feel much more real.â€ť
Dunes received the usual skepticism and outcries from fanboys, but they turned heads and silenced many critics by casting Jackie Earle Haley as Krueger. â€śJackie brings something else to it that audiences will respond to,â€ť said Fuller. â€śThe fact that we have a guy who was nominated for an Academy Award playing Freddy Krueger is very exciting to us. It feels like it elevates our movie.â€ť
Dark Horizons was amongst a select group of press invited to the Chicago sets of Elm Street last summer. As a longtime fan of the series, I went into the warehouse with an open mind, still a bit skeptical but also quite hopeful. Casting Haley meant they were taking this movie seriously, that they were going for a darker tone and stepping back from the cheesy grandstanding Freddy has become known for.
The visit took place on day 38 of the 46 day shoot. On arrival, we are greeted by Fuller and Form. Although they have always been receptive to online press, they seem noticeably more enthusiastic than past visits Iâ€™d done for Texas Chainsaw: The Beginning and Amityville Horror. Fuller, always the salesman of the two, grins widely, telling us the production has been going very, very well.
The first scene we observe occurs towards the end of the script. Nancy (Rooney Mara) and Quentin (Kyle Gallner) have discovered the basement where Freddy first did his dirty deeds. When Mara enters the room, Gallner sits in a chair looking dazed. He starts to shake and convulse before screaming in agony.
At this late point in the story, the characters have been sleep deprived for days and no amount of caffeine or energy drink is cutting it any longer. Theyâ€™ve begun to experience a phenomenon called micro-naps in which the brain slips into a dream state for seconds at a time.
â€śThis scene is way at the end of the movie,â€ť Mara tells press. â€śWe’ve found the preschool that we’ve been looking for. We go into the basement. I was just in Freddy’s old bedroom. Basically at the end, there are so many micro-naps, you never know what’s real and what’s a micro-nap. What I just shot isn’t real, it’s still a part of a dream. And you’ll see that when we film the second half.â€ť
As director Samuel Bayer commands from behind a cluster of monitors, Gallner lets out a few more screeches and howls before the director is satisfied. â€śI think a couple more, I would have been fried,â€ť says Gallner. Press commend the actor on his scream queen skills. â€śI think it helps because it echoes through the whole building, but thank you,â€ť Gallner says, laughing.
As the crew sets up for the following take, we head to the cast trailers outside. Itâ€™s time for the moment weâ€™ve all been waiting for, meeting Mr. Krueger in the flesh. Up until this point, we hadnâ€™t seen so much as a glimpse of Freddyâ€™s new look, so we were more than a little taken aback when the slightly diminutive Jackie Earle Haley walked up to us, grinning and waving a polite hello. The detailed makeup covers his face and shoulders, though he was not yet in full costume. Instead, Freddy sported sneakers and gym clothing. Kind of hard to picture Freddy getting fit.
â€śIt gets a little fuzzy in all of this makeup,â€ť Haley tells press. â€śIt gets kind of warm so hopefully Iâ€™ll make some sort of sense.â€ť
By now youâ€™ve probably gotten a glimpse of Kruegerâ€™s new look from the trailer and the shots of the forthcoming models and toys, but in person it is even more off-putting. Less the precise, symmetrical burns of the Robert Englund makeup, this look is that of a horribly charred burn victim. The burns are uneven, skin pulled taut and stretched out in all different directions. His ears are bent and burned, almost melted into the side of his head. The look is effective, even possibly making the observer feel a tad bit sympathetic. â€śItâ€™s pretty encumbering,â€ť says Haley. â€śIt feels like crap when youâ€™re sitting around, but itâ€™s kind of oddly motivating for the character between action and cut because itâ€™s just such a weird feeling.â€ť Haley added that the process took about three hours and 20 minutes. • Read full story »
written by Angelic on February 02, 2010
I’ve added new photoshoots portraits of Rooney for TIFF ‘Tanner Hall’ taken for last year, 2009.
written by Angelic on January 17, 2010
A Nightmare on Elm Street has listed one of the ‘2010 Most Anticipated Films‘.
Source: Film School Rejects
written by Angelic on January 16, 2010
I’ve added two new photoshoots of Rooney taken by Scott MerDermott.
written by Angelic on January 14, 2010
A Nightmare on Elm Street, the remake of Wes Craven’s classic horror film, comes out in April, but Freddy Krueger himselfâ€”Jackie Earle Haleyâ€”was still hard at work over the holidays, shooting additional footage.
“We did do some re-shoots over the Christmas holidays, and I feel really good about that,” Haley said in a group interview this week in Pasadena, Calif., where he was promoting his upcoming Fox TV show Human Target.
Re-shoots are relatively common, though they sometimes indicate problems with the initial production. That’s not the case here, as there wasn’t anything that needed to be fixed, just little additions to make scenes better. “Just some re-shoots and tweaks that I think are probably customary for pretty much every movie that gets made,” Haley said.
The re-shoots included new shots for the film’s signature dream sequences, in which Freddy torments the movie’s teen sleepers. That required Haley again to wear Freddy’s full burn makeup. “Yes, I was tortured all Christmas,” he joked. • Read full story »
written by Angelic on January 07, 2010
I have uploaded new event photos of Rooney at The Weinstein Company ‘Youth In Revolt’ Premiere on January 6, 2009.
written by Angelic on December 04, 2009
Letâ€™s face it, every year thereâ€™s only a handful of movies that everyone who dares call himself a fanboy is dying to see. 2010 is no exception, with titles like â€śIron Man 2?, â€śPrince of Persiaâ€ť, and â€śJonah Hexâ€ť on the slate, to name just three. Here is our extremely early preview of the 10 movies you should be keeping an eye on and weâ€™ll be following very closely ahead of their Summer 2010 launch. Some are more fanboyish than others, but theyâ€™re all definitely intriguing.
Source: Beyond Hollywood
written by Angelic on December 03, 2009
Rooney Mara, who stars in the upcomingÂ Tanner Hall and Facebook filmÂ The Social Network (and who appears in our upcoming winter issue), is raising money forÂ Â Faces of Kibera, a charity that provides housing, education, and medical care for children living with AIDS in Kibera, Kenya. Mara is holding anÂ eBay auction which goes until December 6th. You can score things like a VIP day for four to the Giants training camp (watch the team practice and have lunch with the players), coveted reservations to Rao’s with $200 towards dinner and a signed drum skin fromÂ Ringo Starr. Start bidding!
Source: Paper Magazine