Of course, a release date is always subject to change, but the boils ‘n ghouls over at Shock Till You Drop have scored a date for Tim Burton’s cinematic re-vamping (if you will) of the long running television series DARK SHADOWS. From STYD:
Tim Burton’s adaptation of the long-running television series Dark Shadows is rolling into theaters on May 11, 2012.
That places the gothic horror film smack-dab at the outset of the summer movie season.
It opens one week after Marvel’s The Avengers, a week before Battleship and two weeks before Men in Black III.
With Burton at the helm and Johnny Depp starring, it’s possible the film will hold its own during what is expected to be an incredibly crazy summer movie season.
Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Bella Heathcoate, Thomas McDonnell, Helena Bonham Carter and Chloe Moretz co-star.
An official trailer for the upcoming NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET remake has hit the web. You can check it out below (thanks to SHOCK TILL YOU DROP). Producer Brad Fuller has already made a statement to respond to the already overwhelming fan input on the Trailer and the new Freddy Krueger look and voice:
“…We are continuing to refine Freddy’s look. Many people commented about the CGI on his face – and I don’t want to give everything away but I will say this – Freddy’s face is 98% practical make-up. Moreover, as you now know we went hardcore on what a burn victim really looks like.”
Jackie spent so much time on the voice, researching what people who’ve had their vocal cords burned sound like. He is still working on it and I suspect that we will be refining it, until the last moment.”
A poster and pic have surfaced for the new Nightmare on Elm Street remake at SDCC. Of course, Freddy’s face is still obscured for the most part, but from what we here at Backwoods Horror can tell, so far, so good. Though Englund isn’t the world’s biggest guy, Freddy’s shoes are some big ‘uns to fill. Let’s hope ‘ol Jackie Earle Haley’s up to it! Check it out:
Back in February the boys over at Latino Review had broke the news first that Jackie Earle Haley (watch a clip of him from Watchmen beyond the break) was in fact locked down as your new Freddy Krueger. While at the time they were wrong in the fact that it was a done deal, this afternoon Bloody-Disgusting learned exclusively that Haley is now in final talks to pull over that grimy red and green sweater, strap on the infamous razor glove and tip his fedora as the brand-spanking-new Freddy Krueger! Expect an official announcement as early as next week. Shooting begins under the watch of Samuel Bayer at the end of the month in Chicago on A Nightmare on Elm Street, New Line Cinema’s reboot of the infamous franchise created by Wes Craven that followed Krueger, a serial child killer murdered by angry parents, who returns with a burnt face and a razor glove to terrorize teens in their dreams. Don’t fall asleep on April 16, 2010.
If it couldn’t be Englund, I can definitely fucking respect this choice. Now, let’s see if they fuck it up or not, because no matter how fucking awesome the actor is, if the story fucking blows, there’s no helping it.