Samuel Bayer Directing Nightmare on Elm Street Reboot
As everyone will see in just a few more days, Platinum Dunes has successfully rebooted the Friday the 13th franchise in a good way. So up next for Dunes' producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form is A Nightmare on Elm Street, the series tormented by the villain Freddy Krueger. We've heard plenty about the idea for the reboot, including that Arachnophobia and Cape Fear writer Wesley Strick has been working on the script, but we didn't know who would be directing. Thanks to a tip on the Risky Business blog, we've learned that music video director Samuel Bayer will be taking on this new Nightmare on Elm Street.
This will be Bayer's feature directorial debut, although he's not exactly a newcomer. Bayer is a music video director responsible for a lot of the iconic videos of the last decade, including Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and Blind Melon's "No Rain." Bayer also has a heist movie called Brilliance in the works and is attached to direct a project called Fiasco Heights. Unlike the new Friday the 13th, this reboot is said to be a lot like the first Nightmare on Elm Street, which hit theaters back in 1984. This should be a fantastic debut for Bayer and although I'm not a fan of Wes Craven's classic, I'm already excited for this reboot.