As long as you’re still alive, prolific child murderer Freddy Krueger and the Dream Demon from “A Nightmare on Elm Street” will always return to haunt you in your dreams.
And clearly, Freddy is not done with his killing spree yet as Warner Bros./New Line Cinema is reportedly remaking the Wes Craven classic for the 2nd time. The remake also comes just 5 years after being resurrected.
While the idea of having another remake sounds uninteresting, Tracking Board reported that David Leslie Johnson is on board to pen the script.
This is particularly exciting as Johnson was the scribe for 2012’s “Wrath of the Titans” and the 2009 psychological thriller film, “Orphan”. Earlier this week, it was also announced that the former “Walking Dead” writer will be writing Warner Bros’ adaptation of “Dungeons and Dragons”. As if those weren’t enough to get fans excited, he is currently penning James Wan‘s “The Conjuring: The Enfield Poltergeist” and Disney’s horror “Something Wicked This Way Comes”.
Johnson’s impressive resume has clearly caught the attention of the studio’s executives.
New Line Cinema has also perhaps learnt their lesson from their 2010 reboot as Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes was not listed as producer for this upcoming project.
Directed by Samuel Bayer, the Platinum Dunes-produced film grossed over USD115 million worldwide. However, it was met with primarily negative reviews from film critics and audiences. Jackie Earl Haley’s portrayal of Freddy Krueger could not top his predecessor Robert Englund as the latter’s performance as the razor-sharp claw and fedora hat murderer over a total of 8 films remains iconic in horror movie history. Haley simply failed to connect to audiences in the same way as Englund.
Further details regarding the remake are being kept under wraps, but Toby Emmerich, Walter Hamada, and Dave Neustadter will oversee it for New Line.
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