Nightmare on Elm Street is being rebooted again. Surely this is a bad dream, right? Nope! The horror classic Nightmare on Elm Street will be rebooted more than thirty years after the release of Wes Craven’s original horror classic.
In 1984, the motion picture came out and terrorized film audiences and spawned four sequels. It also had a failed reboot attempts back in 2010 starring Rooney Mara, with Jackie Earle Haley taking over as Robert Englund’s famed villain, Freddy Krueger. Critics largely trashed the new movie.
The new Nightmare script will be written by David Leslie Johnson, the writer behind 2009’s hit Orphan, and will be developed by New Line Cinema.
The upcoming movie will also once more boast razor-gloved serial killer, Freddy Krueger, although the role has yet to be cast.
In the original Nightmare, flame-scarred Krueger haunted his victims (including a young Johnny Depp) in their dreams, finding imaginative ways to get to them once they fall asleep.