30 April 2009
Kellan Comes to Chicago...Sort Of
As most have heard, Kellan Lutz of Twilight fame, has signed on to star in the revamped Nightmare On Elm Street movie. Kellan finished his scenes for New Moon a few weeks ago and the script for Eclipse is still being written. It will be filmed here in Chicago and in Barrington, IL. High school locations are currently being scouted in the suburbs. If you have never seen Nightmare On Elm Street, here is the premise. A child murderer is killed by the parents of a town, only to make an evil pact to come back and kill the children of his murderers. How does he kill them, in their dreams! The original series which starred Robert Englund as Freddy Kruger, had seven movies made.
In the previous movies, death found the teenagers in strange ways. Johnny Depp, who was in the first movie, was killed by being swallowed by his bed. Other deaths were linked to the teens falling asleep at the wrong time or being in a drug-induced state. One of my favorite ones was this girl who was obsessed over her physical toughness, was killed in a roach motel.. *giggles*
These days, it seems to be all the rage to revise old movies(The Day The Earth Stood Still, War of the Worlds) or based on comics or novels(X-Men, Spiderman, Blade, Twilight, Harry Potter). I think it is a good idea to view other sources for inspiration.
Filming will begin on May 5th !