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It's deja vu. Here I am at 37 thousand feet listening to Bruce Springsteen on my way to start another film. This is what I do before every production. Tomorrow at 6am Drew and I will be sitting on set with Freddy and the kids he terrorizes. 46 days production days, 9 weeks of real time and when it's over we will have suffered, laughed, bled and worried enough for a lifetime. This being our eight film, we know that making any film is an isolated, limited war like experience, replete with its own camaraderie, battles and losses. And in the end the question of, "was it worth it" will be hotly debated on this and many other web sites.
I can promise you this- every single person from the execs at New Line to the PA's care very passionately about Nightmare on Elm Street. While we often get assaulted for simply doing this for the money, I can assure you there are easier films to make with less downside and far less scrutiny. But I come to this incredibly optimistic. Sam Bayer continues to impress me everyday with his passion for telling this story in a visual style that will blow you away. Our script gets better all the time, and things that were discussed and hated here are no longer a part of the story. I am happy to report that pod casting is gone. But part of that script evolution is due to the level of actors we have attracted. From Jackie, to Thomas, Kyle, Rooney, Kellen, Katie to Clancy we have held the highest standards to bring you the best actors. And they are all huge fans.
As you know we will be shooting in and around Chicago, where we shot The Unborn last year. It's an amazing city and when you see the locations we found you'll understand why we chose this city to base Elm Street.
It will be an exhausting movie with 7 weeks of night shoots. Which get harder every year for me. I am getting too old to stay up all night. Nonetheless, it is my intention to be there for every frame shot and will bring you all the info I can and maybe some things I shouldn't. Check back here frequently as I intend to post as often as humanly possible.
As always I rely on you for your input and thoughts- know it makes a difference-
We will be out there busting our asses to bring you something amazing!!