It’s already been seven years since A Nightmare on Elm Street was remade in 2010, and the franchise has since been dormant. Every few years talk comes up that New Line Cinema is working on another film, and despite the lack of news, it looks like that’s still the case. The new film is currently being written by David Leslie Johnson.
According to Bloody-Disgusting, Johnson, who also wrote The Conjuring 2, is still attached to the project. But with the writer now attached to write The Conjuring 3 for New Line, it may be awhile before he gets to focus on bringing back Freddy.
The current plot that was listed on IMDb, that you can read below, has been confirmed as fake:
When Brenton Higgins begins to appear in other people’s dreams at will, he has no idea that he is the illegitimate son of Freddy Krueger. Recently moving back to Elm Street, Brenton discovers his hidden past and finds himself on a collision cause with Freddy himself. Brenton is also pursued by a mysterious secret government agency, led by Professor Matthew Luk. They want his gift. What they don’t know is that they will get Krueger, with hell to pay.
We previously spoke with actor Thomas Dekker about the 2010 remake, and he said this to say regarding what went wrong with the production:
“It’s a tricky one to talk about. I would say it was an honor to be a part of it. I think the cast as we know, we had two, now one-time Oscar nominee and another two-time Oscar nominee who’s still a very good friend of mine, Rooney Mara, and I think the issue at hand with that movie can’t really be thrown at the director because the director was basically a gun for hire to make it look good, and he did that. It looked great. But it’s basically like most good films tell a story, that film was to sell a tuxedo. It’s a sales movie. “It’s okay, we got this idea we’re going to take and we’re going to make money off it, so let’s just do that”. Even though the intentions of the artistic forces behind it were “Okay, we’re going to open up the mythology of Freddy Kruger, we’re going to make him darker and actually explore the idea of child sexual abuse” and those are all the things that interested me. Of course at the end of the day when you have to put it in 1,000 theaters or more, you have to shy away from those things and just make it a sell-able entity. So I think you can’t really start judging the leaves of a tree if the seed is fucked.”
As you can tell, there was a lot of studio intervention that ruined the remake from being something special. Let’s hope New Line Cinema learned from those past mistakes and does something great with the next Elm Street movie.
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