New Line Cinema is so proud of itself with the success of Rob Zombie’s recent “Halloween” reboot that they want to do it again — except this time with Wes Craven’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street”. Hey, why the hell not? If remaking something like “Halloween”, a seminal piece of work in its genre, was no big deal to the suits, redoing “Nightmare”, which rates slightly lower on the horror chain, isn’t even a question. And what about “Freddy vs. Jason 2”?
This afternoon I got some official news from a source inside at New Line Cinema as to what exactly is going on with our favorite horror icons, Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees. Our anonymous source tells us that as of right now, today, this very moment there are NO immediate plans for Freddy vs Jason 2. Bummer. But there is some good news! We’ve been informed that New Line is actively developing another Nightmare on Elm Street movie. Everything you’ve heard before has been scrapped (prequel) and they’re back at square one. Ideas are being thrown around without anything solid locked down.
That’s too bad, because I’ve been looking forward to a “Freddy vs. Jason 2”, especially if they throw in Ash, as was the rumor all those years ago.
But a remake of “A Nightmare on Elm Street”? Urgh. It’s Hollywood. I would spend the rest of this column calling them devoid of originality and all that trite, but what’s the point?