I’m not sure many people are aware that New Line Cinema is trying to resurrect Freddy Kruger and the Nightmare On Elm Street franchise as they’ve previously tasked screenwriter David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (The Conjuring 2, Aquaman, The Walking Dead) to pen a script for a reboot.
In Wes Craven’s classic slasher film, several Midwestern teenagers fall prey to Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund), a disfigured midnight mangler who preys on the teenagers in their dreams — which, in turn, kills them in reality. After investigating the phenomenon, Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) begins to suspect that a dark secret kept by her and her friends’ parents may be the key to unraveling the mystery, but can Nancy and her boyfriend Glen (Johnny Depp) solve the puzzle before it’s too late?
He recently worked on The Conjuring 3 and was recently announced for Aquaman 2.
During an interview with Gamespot in December, the screenwriter did say that the film was “still happening”, but beyond that, we don’t really know if the studio is going to pull the trigger and announce a director.
JOHNSON-MCGOLDRICK: “Everybody wants to see Freddy again I think, so I think it’s inevitable at some point.”
Now, French director Alexandre Aja (High Tension) while promoting his latest film Crawl revealed to CinePop an interest in tackling the Wes Craven franchise if given the chance.
Crawl is certainly getting some serious buzz and did sort of okay at the box office this weekend earning a respectable $12 million (very close to the production budget), given that it had to compete with big movies like Spider-Man: Far From Home and Toy Story 4.
If things came together this wouldn’t be the first time Aja has tackled a horror remake as he was behind The Hills Have Eyes and purposefully campy Piranha 3D.
When a massive hurricane hits her Florida hometown, Haley ( Kaya Scodelario) ignores evacuation orders to search for her missing father (Barry Pepper). Finding him gravely injured in the crawl space of their family home, the two become trapped by quickly encroaching floodwaters. As time runs out to escape the strengthening storm, Haley and her father discover that the rising water level is the least of their fears.
SOURCE: CINE POP