When Friday the 13th (2009) tanked at the box office – making close to only 65 million dollars in the U.S. – some were singing the praises that Jason Voorhees might really be layed to rest. I grew up with the Jason movies and I like them. It’s not something I would go out of my way to watch every night, just when I am feeling special-scary. But with the latest installment of this long overrun series performing so dismally in the box office, do producers like Michael Bay really think they can revive another slasher series?
Well, Michael Bay thinks he can do just that. Set for release on April 30, 2010 at a theater near you is a new installment of the Nightmare series titled A Nightmare on Elm Street. But Robert Englund won’t be playing the razor finger tipped blabber-mouth, no, Jackie Earl Haley will be taking the reigns as the terror in our dreams. The Nightmare series was New Line’s most profitable series until Lord of the Rings.
With a New Nightmare (grossed alittle over 18 million dollars domestically) and Freddy vs. Jason (grossing only a little more than 82 million dollars domestically) one has to wonder, can Michael Bay’s new slasher flick pass the 100 million dollar hump? Or are these just syptems that Freddy Kruger and Jason Voorhees need to be laid to rest?
The trailer link: http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810076927/trailer