Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Hair-raising...

So, Mark Romanek's exit as director of Universal's The Wolfman remake has thrown a spanner into the works of the Andrew Kevin Walker-scripted movie which was due to start shooting in London next month. I'm a huge fan of Walker's work for starters. I loved Romanek's One Hour Photo and am very fond of his debut feature Static, a film which he, somewhat mysteriously, has seemingly erased from his CV. With Benicio Del Toro in the title role, Emily Blunt and Anthony Hopkins in support, Rick Baker on makeup and a period London setting, The Wolfman was a project that had me very, very excited. In other horror news, it seems that Platinum Dunes, who have already remade The Amityville Horror, The HItcher and Texas Chainsaw Massacre and who have a new Friday The 13th film in development, have announced plans to resurrect Freddy. And who said Hollywood didn't have any original ideas...

4 comments:

Schmid4Brains said...

Freddy by Michael Bay... That's who's doing it right? I think I saw that somewhere.

It will not be good. Not because Bay is directing... but because it's not written and directed by Wes Craven. Also, I'm sure Mr. Depp won't be in this version (along with Heather Langenkamp...)

Mark Salisbury said...

Yep, Platinum Dunes is Bay's company. And no, I can't believe Craven's going to want write and/or direct this. For me, though, Freddy is Robert Englund... without him, well, it just ain't Freddy.

Gerard said...

I liked the CHUD headline on this: Nightmare on Dumb Street.

Says it all, really.

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