A Nightmare on Elm Street

Back in June, I has a chance to visit the set of Platinum Dunes remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street with a group of online journalists. This week we will be publishing the interviews we conducted on the set of the movie. After the jump you can read the short interview with actor Jackie Earle Haley, who plays Freddy Krueger in the film.

Haley was nominated for an Academy Award for playing a child molester in Little Children, and just appeared as a crazy mental patient in Martin Scorsese’s upcoming Shutter Island. Most readers probably know him as Rorschach in Zack Snyder’s adaptation of Watchmen. To me, Haley possesses the perfect balance of creepiness and intelligence needed for the character of Freddy.

We caught up with Haley in his trailer, after he had just undergone four and a half hours in the make-up trailer. We also got a few more words for Haley, on set, in between takes. Read the full interview after the jump.

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Shutter Island - Martin Scorsese

Paramount Pictures has released 20 high resolution photos from Martin Scorsese‘s Shutter Island, which I’ve included after the jump.
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We don’t have as many big new posters dropping at the end of the year as we do trailers, but a few new images have cropped up for films that premiere early in 2010. It’s mostly horror and thriller stuff, but then there’s a new image for the Mark and Michael Polish movie Stay Cool, the existence of which I’d completely forgotten. (And, no, that’s not another film in line with Get Shorty and Be Cool.) See all the images after the break.

Edit: You may see a so-called teaser poster for Predators lurking around today, but it’s just a temp image cobbled together for an international website showing Fox’s upcoming slate. It’s not a legit teaser. We’ll run the real thing when it arrives.

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Early Buzz: Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island

Shutter Island

I’ve not yet recovered from Butt-num-a-thon, Ain’t It Cool News founder Harry Knowles’ annual birthday bash / 24 hour film marathon in Austin Texas. Every year the line-up remains a surprise mix of old vintage films you’ve probably never seen before (and possibly never heard of) and surprise premieres from some of the most anticipated movies of the next six months. This year was my first time attending the fest, after reading about the event for nearly a decade — and it lived up to expectations.

Among this year’s premieres was the new Martin Scorsese film Shutter Island. I’ve enjoyed all of the Dennis Lehane film adaptations thus far (and not just because I grew up in the Boston area, where most of Lehane’s novels are set). But this latest film had me a bit worried. Sure, Martin Scorsese was at the helm, and I should trust that the master filmmaker knows how to craft a great film at this point. But the trailers show a film very unlike Scorsese’s usual (despite the fact that Scorsese regular Leonardo DiCaprio is again at the forefront).

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Shutter Island Movie Trailer #3: Now With More Pulp!

Shutter Island

No, this new Shutter Island trailer doesn’t feature Jarvis Cocker. What it does do is recut much of the footage we’ve already seen with a bit of new stuff, and the overall effect is: “hey, remember me? Haven’t come out yet! See you in February.” Read More »

Shutter Island Movie Trailer #2

Shutter Island

Paramount Pictures has released a new movie trailer for Martin Scorsese‘s adaptation of Dennis Lehane‘s novel Shutter Island. You might recognize some of the scenes as the new trailer starts off pretty close to the first release, playing off of the same moments, voiceover and beats, but is definitely a completely new edit. Watch the trailer after the jump, and please leave your thoughts in the comments below!

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Shutter Island Pushed to February 2010!?

Shutter Island

Paramount has shocked nearly everyone by moving Martin Scorsese‘s Shutter Island out of 2009 awards contention to a February 19th, 2010 release date. The move is such a huge surprise because everyone expected the film to be a big player in the Oscar race. But now with a February release date, the movie’s award chances are slimmer, and of course, the film is disqualified for most of the 2009 Awards altogether. So why did Paramount make the change/move? Is Shutter Island not the Oscar contender that everyone had hoped it might be? Answers after the jump.
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