‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ Reboot Moves Forward
Warner Bros. has given a green light to Platinum Dunes’ reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street according to Shock til You Drop. Rumors about the proposed fresh start have been circulating since Michael Bay’s production entity shot its remake of Friday the 13th, which Warner Bros. will release in March.
Wesley Strick (Cape Fear) has been at work on a screenplay with many actors, including Billy Bob Thornton, mentioned as a possible successor to Robert Englund’s Freddy Krueger. The producers, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, are hopeful Englund will at least make a cameo.
"It’s like what we’re doing to Friday the 13th," Fuller said. "It’s not Freddy cracking jokes. We want to make a horrifying movie. The concept is so scary, don’t fall asleep or you’ll die. This guy gets you when you’re most vulnerable, in your sleep. We love that. That’s the basis of the movie. It’ll be most similar to the first one but in terms of kills and dreams we’ll borrow from the entire series."
Shooting is expected to begin in the summer, most likely in Chicago.