A Nightmare on Elm Street reboot is reportedly in the works
Following the lackluster reception and box office for the 2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street reboot starring Jackie Earle Haley, Rooney Mara, and Kyle Gallner, the bastard son of 100 maniacs, Freddy Krueger, went back to sleep. Now, Tracking Board reports that “The house that Freddy built,” New Line Cinema, is developing a new take on the film.
David Leslie Johnson (Orphan, “The Walking Dead,” and The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist) will reportedly write the script for the film. Toby Emmerich, Walter Hamada, and Dave Neustadter will oversee the project for New Line.
The outlet makes no mention of Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, and Andrew Form’s Platinum Dunes being a production company on the reboot, having previously produced the 2010 film among other horror remakes, including Friday the 13th and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
The Wes Craven-created franchise debuted in 1984 with the first film, featuring Robert Englund in the role of Freddy Krueger. Englund would go on to star in the seven sequels to the film, including Freddy’s 2003 bout with Crystal Lake’s own Jason Voorhees. All told, the franchise has grossed over $450 million at the global box office, a major feat given the low budgets on the films.