Back in 2010, Freddy Krueger got the reboot treatment in the form of an incredibly lackluster Nightmare on Elm Street remake, which most hardcore fans – including myself – totally hated. A sequel never followed, and it should come as no surprise that another reboot is now in the works.
The Tracking Board reports that New Line Cinema is once again looking to breathe new life into the iconic dream demon with a new installment in the franchise that will effectively wash the bad taste of the 2010 remake completely out of our mouths. Plot details, for now, are being kept under wraps.
David Leslie Johnson, who wrote 2009’s Orphan, has been tasked with penning the screenplay, and Toby Emmerich, Walter Hamada, and Dave Neustadter will oversee the project for New Line.
“I’m hearing that the studio is now going back to the drawing board, working to create a remake worthy of the original,” writes The Tracking Board’s associate editor Clark Allen.
Other hit horror franchises currently being revived include Halloween, Friday the 13th, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. In other words, all of our favorite movie monsters are soon coming back into our lives.
For now, we should all be cautiously excited about that.