Set Visit Preview: A Nightmare on Elm Street

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On Thursday June 25th, I had the oppurtunity to visit the set of Platinum Dunes’ remake/re-imagining of A Nightmare on Elm Street.

With a Comic Con panel scheduled for later this week, Warner Bros has given us the green light to post a short preview piece, giving you a no-so-detailed tease of some of the stuff we saw, and our impressions. As you must know by now, instead of writing up a boring block of text, I’ve instead opted to record a short video blog with Frosty from Collider, who also visited the Chicago set.

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The chat is pretty short, and we don’t give much away, but you can learn some of our quick impressions. And those who stick around to the end will be treated to a fun technical goof. Enough set-up, lets get to the video — embedded below!

The film is directed by Samuel Bayer. Many of you might not immediately recognize the name, but Bayer is the man responsible for many of the classic alternative videos from the 1990′s (Nivana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit, Blind Melon’s No Rain…etc), and Nightmare is his feature directorial debut. And Academy Award-nominee Jackie Earle Haley takes over as Freddy Krueger.

In the video I mention that a photo of Freddy will likely be online by week’s end. Producer Brad Fuller has tweeted that the first look at Haley as Freddy will be online tomorrow morning at 10am pacific time.

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A Nightmare on Elm Street is scheduled to hit theaters on April 16th 2010.

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