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.
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