Monday, March 9, 2009

Wes Craven's opinions on the "Nightmare" remake.

I feel ya man!

From Movie Hole:

Wes Craven sounds like he'd rather stick a fork in his left one than have to sit through next years' "Nightmare on Elm Street" remake.

Freddy's creator tells Moviehole that it's doubtful he will go and see Platinum Dunes' remake of his 1984 classic.

''That’d be a tough one to re-see'' says Craven. ''I mean, it was tough for me to see Scary Movie, because they basically just took my shots. It was like – I had done all the hard work, and then I was sort of the laughingstock of it. But, you know, if you move on from the films you’ve made-- which I have tried always to move on – then it’s like, that’s in the past. You know, it’s had his life. And if they make a better film, maybe it will eclipse the original. I don’t know. If they don’t, then the original will look even better.''

Still, Craven admits he's "not the only one" who thinks

it should be left alone. Having said that, he understands why his film is being redone.

''I guess now they’re moving towards remakes rather than sequels, because at some point you can’t justify another sequel, but you can remake the original, because the audiences have gone through two or three generations... I don’t have any ownership in it whatsoever, so they can do whatever they want with it, which is what they’re doing. I haven’t heard from them at all. They’re basically just doing a remake. That’s all I know."

One film that won't be getting the remake treatment is Craven's "Scream" - instead, the director is likely going to return to the director's chair for a third sequel.

''You know, honestly, it has been briefly discussed and I believe that Kevin Williamson is working on something. I haven’t heard a concept. I basically said, “Show me a script, and then let’s talk.” So that’s where it’s at.''

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