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Saturday, August 1, 2009

A Quarter-Century of Krueger: The Remake That Might Have Been

I've got something pretty fascinating for you this week in QCK. The following is an independently produced "concept piece" created by actor/director/effects man Christopher Johnson, which was created earlier this year as a "tool" to demonstrate his passion for the Elm Street remake project.

Apparently, Johnson had originally planned to pitch himself to Platinum Dunes as a writer/director for the NOES remake. But when Samuel Bayer got the gig, Johnson switched gears and worked with his agent to land the role of Freddy Krueger.

Despite Johnson's best efforts, Platinum Dunes decided to go in a different direction. But nevertheless, we still have this faux trailer, which is a damn fine re-imagining of the '80s horror classic, if you ask me--at least on a par with those terrific Sandy Collora Batman trailers from a few years back. I especially like the flaming Freddy concept.

Anyway, hope you enjoy...


Soap Magic said...

This guy should make his own remake of NoES! Kind of like how two Exorcist prequels were made, there could be two NoES remakes. This one, and the Platinum Dunes remake. I know it's probably not going to happen, but can't a guy dream?

This could've been the best horror movie remake ever, but oh well. At least it seems that people are actually trying to make the NOeS remake scary.

Pax Romano said...

Wow! Ah, what could have been.

the jaded viewer said...

He looks like a decent Kreuger. The dialogue is a little goofy but all in all a good trailer.

kindertrauma said...

I watched the video before reading the post and I actually thought this was a teaser for the Platinum Dunes movie. Great job and a truly formidable looking Freddy.-UNK

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