Posted on Saturday, April 24th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
While a lot of filmmakers are jumping at the opportunity to convert their films into 3D, Samuel Bayer, the director of Platinum Dunes’ remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street, fought against the idea.
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” — alluding to the other Hollywood vogue — “I don’t want to see a lot of them in 3-D.”
Of course, having Michael Bay in your corner as a producer probably helped Bayer’s fight against the studio. Bay has been vocal in his dislike for post-3D conversion. The above paragraph is probably the most newsworthy or interesting but from the Los Angeles Times’ article “Popularity of 3-D is affecting how screenplays are written”, which I recommend checking out.