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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Elm Street To Be Rebooted Again

Welcome to your recurring nightmare.

By Brandon Wolfe

If at first your reboot does not succeed, try, try again. This is the contemporary Hollywood axiom that is about to bring Freddy Krueger back into the world. New Line Cinema is working on a second reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street, after the previous 2010 reboot swung and missed. Orphan writer David Leslie Johnson will pen the script, and Toby Emmerich, Walter Hamada, and Dave Neustadter will oversee the production. No other details have been made available.

The one positive is that Platinum Dunes, Michael Bay's paint-by-numbers production shingle who handled the 2010 remake, will have no involvement in this second attempt. Still, if New Line really wants to get anyone ready for Freddy, they'd do well to get original star Robert Englund back in the hat. While Englund is now 68, that would mean little with his face covered by Freddy prosthetics (or even CGI). Englund last appeared as the character in 2003's crossover bout Freddy Vs. Jason. Jackie Earle Haley assumed the role for the remake, but despite his best efforts, his interpretation was poorly received. Englund is the only true man of our dreams.

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