In a real world, many people will learn from their mistakes, but in a film world, there is just no logic or sense!
After the disastrous remake of A Nightmare In Elm Street in 2010 which was panned by critics and hated by nearly every fan of the much loved franchise, New Line Cinema have announced that they are once more bringing another new fresh attempt at the iconic character created by Wes Craven and played with relish and brilliance from Robert Englund,
I mean why?………..why?………..why?……………..
Interesting, Platinum Dunes who are responsible for a lot of this remake lark and played a heavy part in the last attempt, aren’t listed anywhere in the proceedings, instead Orphan writer David Leslie Johnson has been confirmed as the guy responsible for coming up with a new way of bringing the man from our nightmares back to the big screen.
Toby Emmerich, Walter Hamada, and Dave Neustadter will oversee for New Line.
While Orphan was good not brilliant horror, Johnson has been dipping his toes back in the genre of late after penning James Wan’s Conjuring sequel The Conjuring: The Enfield Poltergeist and Disney’s horror Something Wicked This Way Comes.
I’ve mentioned a few times on HorrorCultFilms in how difficult it is to remake Freddy because he is only one of the few bogeymen who does not wear a mask. Anyone can play Michael and Jason -even though no one beats Nick Castle and Kane Hodder, but because Englund is so synonymous in the role, any attempts of a remake has already got a big negative to start with!
Expect this story to become bigger when casting and plot details emerge!