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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

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The 10 Most Anticipated Summer Movies of 2010: A Nightmare On Elm Street

Let’s face it, every year there’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 “Iron Man 2?, “Prince of Persia”, and “Jonah Hex” 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 we’ll be following very closely ahead of their Summer 2010 launch. Some are more fanboyish than others, but they’re all definitely intriguing.

7. A Nightmare On Elm Street (April 30)
Give them credit: Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes boys know how to remake a horror franchise. Or at least, cater to the new breed of horror movie fans. Their latest is “A Nightmare on Elm Street”, and they’ve recruited a fanboy favorite in Jackie Earle Haley to play the lead and music video veteran Samuel Bayer to present the film’s sure-to-be fantastic visuals. The rest of the cast is unimportant, as they’ll either end up dead in the movie or in subsequent sequels. The trick to remaking a franchise like “Nightmare” is to keep as much of the original as possible, like the killer’s iconic image, while still offering up something new in terms of various tweaks. The announcement of an official MPAA rating for the movie should put to bed the question of whether this will be a gruesome horror movie or a PG-13 friendly waste of time. At this point, it could go either way.

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Rooney Raises for Kibera

Rooney Mara, who stars in the upcoming Tanner Hall and Facebook film The Social Network (and who appears in our upcoming winter issue), is raising money for  Faces of Kibera, a charity that provides housing, education, and medical care for children living with AIDS in Kibera, Kenya. Mara is holding an 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 from Ringo Starr. Start bidding!

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Caring Rooney Mara

Once reluctant to pursue the career that made her older sister, Kate Mara, a movie star, actress Rooney Mara never hesitated to follow a calling that often takes her 7,337 miles from her native Bedford.

In just her early 20s, Rooney Mara is the founder of a charity that benefits young orphans in Kibera, an African slum of about 1 million people living in 1 square mile of Nairobi, Kenya. And through Sunday, her online auction of sports- and entertainment-themed rarities will raise thousands more dollars to help build and support a facility on land she bought for Faces of Kibera.

”I went there, one of the last times I was there, in my pigtails, and bought 6 acres of land,“ she says with a wide smile. ”It was crazy.“

It’s a passion for the Fox Lane High School alumna, born Patricia Rooney Mara, but one she admits can be difficult to sustain with her growing silver-screen success.

”When we started it, I was not working, really, ever,“ she says. ”Now I’m trying to figure it out … I need to do both; I can’t just do acting.“

Following a year stockpiling indie cred with roles in ”Dare,“ ”The Winning Season,“ ”Tanner Hall“ and ”Youth in Revolt,“ she’s poised to star in the mainstream ”Nightmare on Elm Street“ franchise that reboots this April.

”Why not?“ she says, citing ”The Bad Seed“ and ”The Others“ as two of her favorite horror flicks.

It’s a solid start for someone who’d admired her sister’s blockbuster résumé — which includes ”Brokeback Mountain,“ ”We Are Marshall“ and ”Shooter“ — but as a child resisted the occupation, in part due to Kate’s success.

”I always wanted to be an actor, but I was always fighting it,“ Rooney Mara says. ”It never seemed that honorable to me, and I guess I was always afraid that I might fail. … I love my sister and have looked up to her my whole life — to the point of annoying her and wanting to be like her. I followed her around and stole her clothes; I still do.“ Continue reading Caring Rooney Mara

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First Review: A Nightmare on Elm Street the Remake

The first review for Platinum Dune’s A Nightmare on Elm Street redux is now alive and kicking. Good? Bad? It’s both a little and a lot of both, if that makes any sense. Then again in Krueger land … does anything really make sense?

The Samuel Bayer directed remake stars Jackie Earle Haley, Rooney Mara, Kyle Gallner, Katie Cassidy, Thomas Dekker, Kellan Lutz, Clancy Brown and Connie Britton and focuses on a serial child molester murdered by angry parents, who returns with a burnt face and a razor glove to terrorize teens in their dreams.
Check out the first review over at AICN and let us know what you think or have to add below. Let the speculation begin! Something tells us we’re going to be in for a very long ride.

Source: Dead Central