Freddy Krueger is back
New Line has taken it's first step toward bringing Freddy Krueger back to the big-screen. Veteran scriptwriter Wesley Strick (Arachnophobia, Cape Fear, Mission: Impossible 2) has been hired by the the Warner Bros division to pen the reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street.
Wes Craven wrote and directed the original, which was released in 1984. The film introduced Freddy Krueger (played by Robert Englund), who became one of the most popular villains in movie history. It’s unexpected success created a franchise that helped turn New Line into a serious industry player in the mid-1980s.
The original movie revolved around Krueger, a serial child killer murdered who returns with a burned face and razor glove to terrorize teens in their dreams.
The new version will keep the setting in high school, but will have more of a dark tone and deal with Krueger and the psychology of nightmares a little deeper. The plan is to have the film ready for the 25th Anniversary of the original.
The company is being overseen by Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, and Dave Neustadter.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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