space
space
head
head head head
Home Contact RSS Feed
COMICS   •   MOVIES   •   MUSIC   •   TELEVISION   •   GAMES   •   BOOKS
‘A Nightmare On Elm Street’ Reboot In The Works
space
eelyajekiM   |  @   |  
space

Nightmare on Elm Street Freddy Kruger

Five years ago, Platinum Dunes attempted to revive A Nightmare On Elm Street with a brand spanking new reboot for a younger generation. However, the film, starring Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Kruger, wasn’t very well-received by critics or audiences, and bombed at the box office. But when it comes to horror icons of those cheesy and campy slasher films of 80s, they do not stay dead for long.

New Line Cinema will once again be stirring up a few nightmares in an all new reboot of A Nightmare On Elm Street, which will reportedly ignore the damage that was done in the 2010 film.

More on the story below.

According to The Tracking Board, Orphan scribe David Leslie Johnson has been tapped to script. Toby Emmerich, Walter Hamada, and Dave Neustadter will oversee for New Line. No producer is on board, and no word yet on who the studio is looking at to direct the reboot. It’s not clear when the studio would like to start filming, but with this announcement, we can’t expect it to start lensing anytime soon.

The films are based on the 1984 horror film that spun numerous sequels, spinoffs, a TV series, and even a crossover film that centered on fight between Freddie Kruger and Jason Voorhees of Friday The 13th fame. The red and black sweater-wearing knife glove wielding freak of nature has even gone on to appear outside of the screen in several books, comic books, and a couple of video games.

According to the site, the studio is now going back to the drawing board, “working to create a remake worthy of the original.” A Nightmare On Elm Street wouldn’t be the first time that a slasher would have been remade. Recent remakes include Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Friday the 13th. Ironically, those films are getting remade once more.

Of course, depending on how successful any of these films are, we may or may not be getting a sequel. If the latter, just expect to hear of these slashers getting rebooted once more in the next couple of years, because apparently, that’s just the way things work around the industry.

So what are your thoughts on all these cheesy horror films being rebooted? Do you think these reboots will embrace their cheesy and campy tones, or will they go for the predictable grounded and dark theme?

[Source: The Tracking Board]

space
Topics: Movies, News, Reboots
space
Previous Article
space
Next Article
«
»
space
space
space
Geeks of Doom on Instagram Follow Geeks of Doom on Tumblr space
Geeks of Doom on YouTube Geeks of Doom on Pinterest
Geeks of Doom Email Digest Geeks of Doom RSS Feed space
space
Amazon.com
space
space
space
space
space
space
The Drill Down Podcast TARDISblend Podcast Westworld Podcast
space
2520 Clothing Company
space
2019  ·   2018  ·   2017  ·   2016  ·   2015  ·   2014  ·   2013  ·   2012  ·   2011  ·   2010  ·   2009  ·   2008  ·   2007  ·   2006  ·   2005
space
Geeks of Doom is proudly powered by WordPress.

Students of the Unusual™ comic cover used with permission of 3BoysProductions
The Mercuri Bros.™ comic cover used with permission of Prodigal Son Press

Geeks of Doom is designed and maintained by our geeky webmaster
All original content copyright ©2005-2018 Geeks of Doom
All external content copyright of its respective owner, except where noted
space
Creative Commons License
This website is licensed under
a Creative Commons License.
space
About | Privacy Policy | Contact
space