Over the weekend, Samuel Bayer — the director of the Nightmare on Elm Street remake — revealed that he was pressured by the studio to convert Nightmare into 3D, but fought against it. Michael Bay — producer and our unexpected anti-3D hero was likely instrumental in preventing the conversion. As Bayer wrote:
When New Line initiated several conversations about converting “A Nightmare on Elm Street” to 3-D, “we pushed back,” says director Samuel Bayer. “This was shot in 2-D and was meant to be shown in 2-D.” He added, “Just like I don’t want to see a lot of great movies remade, I don’t want to see a lot of them in 3-D.”
Does anyone else find anything weirdly paradoxical about that statement? I believe Louis Winthorpe III might call that rich.
Speaking of the Nightmare remake, the scribe behind it, Eric Heisserer (who also penned the remake for the forthcoming The Thing) has signed up to write yet another sequel in the Final Destination series. This will make five. Details on the plot are scant, but I’ll give you a hint: It’ll be just like the other four movies.
Lionsgate revealed the cast list for Saw VII 3D (because of course it is), and guess who will be returning? Cary Elwes, from the original movie, as Dr. Lawrence Gordon. Oh, Cary Elwes: You’re the poor man’s Cary Elwes now.
Last week, SLW told you about a feature version of the Hobo With a Shotgun trailer (before Grindhouse) that is being developed. And just like that, we already have some footage, including a first look at Rutger Hauer as … The Hobo With a Shotgun. It’s way rad. Or bitchin’. Or whatever it is you kids from the ’80s call it these days.
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