Despite earlier rumors that Damian Shannon & Mark Swift (FREDDY VS JASON, the new FRIDAY THE 13TH remake) were taking a crack at the script for Platinum Dunes proposed remake of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, it appears another writer has officially landed the gig of bringing Freddy Krueger back.

The Hollywood Reporter says that Wesley Strick will "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." Strick also wrote Martin Scorsese’s CAPE FEAR, ARACHNOPHOBIA, WOLF, THE SAINT, THE GLASS HOUSE and… DOOM.

The article continues, "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 new project will keep the high school setting and delve deeper in the psychology of nightmares and Krueger himself. The plan is to have a dark tone. The company hopes to have the movie ready for the 25th anniversary of the original."

We’ll keep you posted when we hear more!

Speaking of Freddy, have you read our new FRIGHT exclusive interview with TUESDAY KNIGHT yet? Click the frame below!

Or NIGHTMARE 3’s Kincaid himself? KEN SAGOES?

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