It looks as if New Line Cinema and Platinum Dunes have taken the next step in resurrecting the infamous boogeyman, Freddy Krueger, as theve official begun working on a script for their remake/prequel of A Nightmare on Elm Street. Read on to see who will be writing the film, which will mark the ninth time Freddy will grace the big screen.
New Line has taken a step forward in bringing Freddy back to the big screen.
The Warner Bros. division has hired veteran scribe Wesley Strick (Cape Fear, Doom) to pen the relaunch of the A Nightmare on Elm Street series, the franchise that helped establish New Line into a movie player in the mid-1980s.
The original Nightmare was written and directed by Wes Craven and released in 1984. It created one of the most popular villains in screen history, Freddy Krueger, played by Robert Englund, and its runaway success spawned a slew of sequels.
The films’ premise centered on Krueger, a serial child killer murdered who returns with a burned face and razor glove to terrorize teens in their dreams.