If you thought countless varying-in-quality sequels, crossovers and remakes were bad enough, how about another remake of an already remade property?
For those of you have are still struggling to vanquish your memory of 2010’s A Nightmare on Elm Street, the bad news is that Tracking Board is reporting that yet another redo of Elm Street is on the way.
New Line, so often described as the house that Freddy built, are planning to remake one of their most beloved movies. What’s strange here is that the current news on the project doesn’t list Platinum Dunes, who oversaw the previous redo, as producing this upcoming effort. Based on their Jackie Earle Haley-starring last attempt, that could very well be a good thing.
Orphan’s David Leslie Johnson, whose credits also include The Walking Dead and who is currently working on The Conjuring: Enfield Poltergeist, has already been brought on board to pen this new telling of Wes Craven’s iconic 1984 film.
Obviously one big elephant in the room that needs addressing is Freddy Krueger himself. With Robert Englund so synonymous with the character, it proved too much of an ask for the highly accomplished Jackie Earle Haley to don the fedora and striped sweater in 2010’s A Nightmare on Elm Street. Despite what many fans would want, it’s near-enough certain that Englund’s time as Freddy is completely done, and so the big question now is who to go with as the new new Freddy.
As ever, expect to be hearing a lot more on this as it develops.
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