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New Freddy Pose! New ELM STREET Poster!

Yes, you see that right. Freddy just put his glove down so that it is no longer covering his face. The latest poster for the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET remake, courtesy of MySpace, doesn’t look a whole lot different from the last poster. We see a little bit more of the makeup covering Jackie Earle Haley’s face in this one, but, all in all, not so much a new poster as it is a variant on the original.
When you think about it, that very same phrase might serve as a precursor to what the remake has in store for us. It doesn’t look like it is going to be all that different from the original film, save for the depictions in store for us leading up to Freddy’s initial death. Other than that, it looks like more of the same, slight variations on something we’ve seen done before. Haley looks like he’s going to give an outstanding performance as Krueger, but that’s to be expected.

Nonetheless, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET hits theaters on April 30th. Expect a new trailer to hit later in the week.

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On Set Interview: Rooney Mara is Dying to Stay Alive in A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET

Freddy Krueger (Jackie Earle Haley) returns in “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” a contemporary re-imagining of the horror classic.

A group of suburban teenagers share one common bond: they are all being stalked by Freddy Krueger, a horribly disfigured killer who hunts them in their dreams. As long as they stay awake, they can protect one another…but when they sleep, there is no escape.

IESB was on set with a group of online journalists. Read the entire on set interview with A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET cast member Rooney Mara who plays “Nancy Thompson”,

Q: Were you a fan of the original film?

Rooney Mara: I was. I saw it when I was 12 years old, I think. I was at a slumber party, and the older sister of the girl I was friends with was watching it with her friends and I saw it, and I really wish I hadn’t seen it when I was 12 because it really scarred me for life. I remember Tina’s death just freaked me out. I had that image in my head for years, her flying across the room.

Q: Is it weird being in the remake now after all that?

RM: Yeah, it is. It definitely is. I’m glad I don’t have to do that, though [laughs].

Q: You get to survive.

RM: Yes. Continue reading On Set Interview: Rooney Mara is Dying to Stay Alive in A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET

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Rooney Mara features in Paper Magazine

After filming Tanner Hall, the debut film by writing/directing team Tatiana von Furstenberg and Francesca Gregorini, actress Patricia “Tricia” Mara took on a new identity, dropping her first name to become Rooney Mara. “I never really liked my first name,” Mara says. (Rooney is her middle name.) “I never felt like a Tricia. And Rooney is more memorable.”

As Patricia growing up in the tony Westchester town of Bedford, Mara says she was a “loner” who shied away from team sports, even though in her family, football was everything. (Her great-grandfather Tim Mara founded the New York Giants.) “I was dragged to football games every week,” she says. “I just started liking it a few years ago, but I really hated it growing up.”

For a different, less all-American experience, after highschool Mara lived in Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia. From there, she headed to Kenya where she started a non-profit children”s relief charity called Faces of Kibera. “I needed to get out of the bubble of Westchester. I wanted to finish high school and experience other parts of the world before I tried acting.” Mara moved to Los Angeles two years ago, staying at first with her sister Kate Mara (also an actress). And since then, she”s been working non-stop. After she sexes up Tanner Hall as the precocious teen Fernanda, she”ll star in Youth in Revolt (with Michael Cera) and The Social Network, David Fincher”s buzzy Justin Timberlake-starring feature about the creators of Facebook. “In the movie I break up with Mark [Zuckerberg], which is the inspiration for him to start Facebook,” she explains. Good luck finding Mara on the social networking site. “I do have a Facebook account, but I very rarely use it,” she says. “I have my profile on private — so no one can find me.”

Source: Paper.com

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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 film’s a bit off-on, but Mara is great as a French-loving elusive teen who doesn’t know what she wants.

2) She’s been cast as the lead in slasher remake A Nightmare on Elm Street. Which means that even if the film’s bollocks, she’ll have made all eyes turn in her direction. And if it’s a franchise starter, endless sequels could prove very profitable.

3) She’s co-starring with Justin Timberlake and Jesse Eisenberg in Aaron Sorkin’s The Social Network. Yeah, the Facebook movie. It could be good. It could be bad. Either way, she’s making friends.

Damaged Goods? Her debut role was in the diabolical Urban Legends 3: Bloody Mary. Let’s hope Elm Street fares better.

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Set Visit: A Trip to ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ PART 1

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 of A Nightmare on Elm Street. Flash back to last July where production for Elm Street 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)
June 19, 2009
Shooting Day #34 of 46


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. Continue reading Set Visit: A Trip to ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ PART 1

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Set Visit: “A Nightmare on Elm Street”

You just can’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 captor’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. Krueger’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 children’s lunch boxes and even VJ’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 Bay’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. “The first Nightmare on Elm Street was a scary, straight ahead horror movie,” said Form. “As they went on, they became more funny. We wanted ours to feel much more real.”

Dunes received the usual skepticism and outcries from fanboys, but they turned heads and silenced many critics by casting Jackie Earle Haley as Krueger. “Jackie brings something else to it that audiences will respond to,” said Fuller. “The 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.”

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 I’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. They’ve begun to experience a phenomenon called micro-naps in which the brain slips into a dream state for seconds at a time.

“This scene is way at the end of the movie,” Mara tells press. “We’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.”

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. “I think a couple more, I would have been fried,” says Gallner. Press commend the actor on his scream queen skills. “I think it helps because it echoes through the whole building, but thank you,” Gallner says, laughing.

As the crew sets up for the following take, we head to the cast trailers outside. It’s time for the moment we’ve all been waiting for, meeting Mr. Krueger in the flesh. Up until this point, we hadn’t seen so much as a glimpse of Freddy’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.

“It gets a little fuzzy in all of this makeup,” Haley tells press. “It gets kind of warm so hopefully I’ll make some sort of sense.”

By now you’ve probably gotten a glimpse of Krueger’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. “It’s pretty encumbering,” says Haley. “It feels like crap when you’re sitting around, but it’s kind of oddly motivating for the character between action and cut because it’s just such a weird feeling.” Haley added that the process took about three hours and 20 minutes. Continue reading Set Visit: “A Nightmare on Elm Street”

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2010 Most Anticipated Films: A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street has listed one of the ‘2010 Most Anticipated Films‘.

29. A Nightmare on Elm Street
Release Date: April 30

The Who: Directed by Samuel Bayer; Starring Jackie Earle Haley

The Pitch: Horror fans are on claws and needles here, seeing a music video director handle the fragile, delicate nostalgia of their upbringing, but seeing Freddy on screen is enough to make me climb up the wall. And drag myself across the ceiling. Fingers crossed that it’s more Dream Warriors than Freddy’s Dead.

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Why Does ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ Needs A Reshoots

A Nightmare on Elm Street, the remake of Wes Craven’s classic horror film, comes out in April, but Freddy Krueger himself—Jackie Earle Haley—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. Continue reading Why Does ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ Needs A Reshoots