Nightmare on Elm Street Gets Remake With Writer of Horror Flick Orphan

Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare On Elm Street
Freddy Krueger is set to return in an upcoming reboot of Nightmare on Elm Street. New Line Cinema/Getty Images

Dreams turned reality. Horror classic Nightmare on Elm Street will be getting a reboot more than 30 years after the release of Wes Craven’s original, according to The Wrap.

The film, which first terrorized audiences’ imaginations in 1984 and spawned four sequels, made a comeback in 2010 with director Samuel Bayer’s remake. It starred Rooney Mara, with Jackie Earle Haley taking over as Robert Englund’s famed villain, Freddy Krueger. Critics largely panned the new film.

According to The Wrap, the new Nightmare script will be penned by David Leslie Johnson, the writer behind 2009’s hit Orphan, and will be developed by New Line Cinema.

The forthcoming film will also once again feature razor-gloved serial killer Freddy Krueger, though the role has yet to be cast.

In the original Nightmare, flame-scarred Krueger haunted his victims (including a young Johnny Depp) in their dreams, finding creative ways to get to them once they fall asleep.

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