Odette Yustman starring in David Goyer thriller
Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form have been set by New Line to re-launch Freddy Krueger, the iconic psycho who haunts the subconscious dreams of teenagers and kills them in their sleep.
The trio will create a new franchise based on A Nightmare on Elm Street, the 1984 Wes Craven film.
Originally played by Robert Englund, Krueger haunted nine films and two TV series, and was New Line’s most lucrative franchise until “The Lord of the Rings.”
The deal comes as Bay, Fuller and Form ready for an April start for Friday the 13th, a New Line re-launch of another iconic baddie, Jason Voorhees. Marcus Nispel will direct a script by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift (“Freddy Vs. Jason”).
Variety erroneously states Cloverfield‘s Odette Yustman will star in “Friday.” We have confirmed the actress is instead appearing in the David Goyer untitled supernatural project produced by Platinum.
New Line won’t hire a writer on “Nightmare” until the writer’s strike ends.