Producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form comment on Nightmare remake and fans

Posted on: February 8, 2009 at 6:36 AM

Bloody-Disgusting posted the following from Nightmare remake producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form:

Now that Fuller and Form have undergone the fan scorn of FRIDAY fanatics and lived to tell about it, they are about to jump right back into the fires for a remake of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. “We’re going to get screwed either [way] on both of them,” Form says of the fan reaction. “We feel it on every movie. The fans hate us, they hate our movies… We have never been welcomed with open arms.” Nightmare will not be an origin story, per se, but the origin of Freddy Krueger is indeed crucial to making the movie work, especially for audiences that haven’t seen the original. “We did an origin story in our second CHAINSAW movie,” said Fuller. “I think if it’s a straight-ahead origin story, it’s problematic because people know how the movie’s going to end.” “The balance is, ‘How can we get as much of Freddy Krueger’s background into this story so that people who are not huge fans know what’s going on and at the same time satisfy fans like yourself?’ That balance is a challenging thing to find and we’re still working on finding it. I’m not sure that we’ve cracked it exactly yet.” Much like FRIDAY, the producers don’t plan to make fans wait too long for the iconic character to surface in proper form. “It’s not going to be on page 75 that he puts on the sweater and the gloves,” says Fuller. “What really excites us about NIGHTMARE is that line between reality and the dream and the audience never knowing when you’re in a dream and [when] it’s literally too late.” The nature of a NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET remake will require some CG work, but Fuller and Form are quick to promise not to overdo it. “There’s an enormous amount we can do in-camera,” says Fuller. “When you get into the dream world, which is amazing, you use CG, but you don’t use too much of it.” “The fans hate the CG,” adds Form. “They hate it. We don’t want to piss them off more than we already do.”