A Nightmare on Elm Street Shooting Additional Scenes

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nightmare elm slim logo A Nightmare on Elm Street Shooting Additional Scenes

It appears that last month’s early review of A Nightmare On Elm Street might have been right about its many shortcomings, as the Platinum Dunes’ remake is currently reshooting scenes of the film. While reshoots are nothing new in the film industry, these reshoots are big enough that they require new casting.

Take a look at the casting sheet. If you fit any of these descriptions, maybe you can help make this film not suck.

Nightmare on Elm St – New Casting Call for Minor Characters

[WAITRESS] 40s. She works at the diner with NANCY. She started working at the diner as a summer job 20 years ago and never left. PLEASE SUBMIT CHARACTER ACTORS WITH GREAT FACES (Two lines)

[DUTCH] 50s. The owner of a small-town American diner at which NANCY works. PLEASE SUBMIT CHARACTER ACTORS WITH GREAT WEATHERED FACES. (One line)

[TEENAGE GUY] Eating at the diner with JESSE, QUENTIN and a FRIEND, he tells QUENTIN that asking NANCY about the diner specials doesn’t count as talking to her. Please keep in mind that they must be playing high school age. Please submit all character types – from cool to charactery. (One line)

[FRIEND] Eating at the diner with JESSE, QUENTIN, and TEENAGE GUY, he asks what the point would be of getting to know someone when they all graduate in a few months anyway. Please keep in mind that they must be playing high school age. Please submit all character types – from cool to charactery. (One line)

While I’ve pretty much poo-poo’d on this remake from the beginning, I’m not going to give them any crap about this. Reshoots are something that many films do and I couldn’t be happier that they’re going the extra mile in an attempt to make the film better. I don’t think anyone would disagree with me when I say that they could release this film as-is and it would make a boat-load of money, no matter how good or bad it is.

This news might return some of my lost excitement for this film as reshoots are not cheap. So, the fact that the studio is willing to spend the money on this film means that they believe spending the money will be worth it in the end.

Still, there’s no way can they go back and change the look of Freddy, but if everything else in the film is good, maybe I can live with it.


nightmare2 A Nightmare on Elm Street Shooting Additional Scenes

Any thoughts about the reshoot? Care? Don’t Care?

Speak your mind, but remember that we’ve all got to sleep sometime and I, for one, don’t want to have any of those creepy little girls singing outside my window.

A Nightmare On Elm Street hits theaters April 30, 2010

Source:  Spoiler TV [via: Shock Till You Drop]

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  1. I’ll reserve my judgment until I see a real trailer. I like the overall Mise en scène of the teaser, but I still think I need to see more to really say “yay” or “nay.”

  2. Who knows, maybe it’s a scene that (I’m keeping fingers crossed, here) was already in the script but somehow got cut? And now they’ve decided to include it, which means finding those secondary characters for the scene.

    I know, I’m ever the optimist.

    If they release this film, I would hope it was the very best film they can make. The original franchise is worth the reboot.. at least, in my horror-afficionado opinion.

    NoES is actually one of the few “slasher” style stories I really enjoyed. Probably because of its fantastical elements, and the abundant potential for surreal dream imagery.

  3. It just looks like the scene being added takes place in a diner and most of the minor characters have one or two lines.

    Does this add more Freddy or more character development for Nancy?

    Guess we’ll have to wait and see…

  4. How on earth can i audition for this?I live in Ireland and act and i can put on a great American accent and have been a fan of all the Nightmare films so for me it would be an absolute pleasure to be able to be in this film.any idea’s on how i could maybe send a headshot and some info about me to a casting director’s e-mail address or something?