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New Nightmare on Elm Street film in the works

Freddy KrugerFreddy Krueger is back as New Line has decided to revive their favourite horror franchise.

The Hollywood Reporter say:

New Line is in talks with horror production company Platinum Dunes to re-launch the “A Nightmare on Elm Street” movie series, the franchise that helped establish the studio.

Partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form will produce the redo.

The first “Nightmare” movie was made by Wes Craven and released in 1984. The runaway success of the film spawned a slew of films and created one of the most popular villains in screen history, Freddy Krueger, played by Robert Englund.

The films’ premise centered on Krueger, a serial child killer murdered by angry parents, who returns with a burnt face and a razor glove to terrorize teens in their dreams.

Given the terrible remakes of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Amityville Horror and The Hitcher (not to mention the farce that was Freddy vs Jason) is this such a good idea?

> Variety report on the news
> Find out more about Nightmare on Elm St at Wikipedia

2 replies on “New Nightmare on Elm Street film in the works”

I’m a huge fan of Robert England ( Dance of the Dead, 2001 maniacs, Phanton of the Opera) and an equally huge fan of the nightmare on elmstreet franchise. We all know this will suck, and, although I would hate to see my favourite movie of all time ruined, I’m curious to see what they would do with it. No actor could possibly match Englund’s brilliant improv in the role, but I’m still curious.

Hollywood must be running on empty because it has seriously become remake central. I am sick of hollywood writers going in and rewriting horror classics into modernized pieces of crap i.e. Prom Night and many others too many to name. This is something that shows how much big time writers think of movie goers. They feel if they throw something together and put an old name on it and it will be o.k. Because guess what America if we go see it whether we like it or not they make money

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