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You may or may not have heard, but they’re planning a remake of Wes Craven’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street”. The guys responsible are the same ones who did the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” remake and are prepping the “Friday the 13th” remake. Basically, any horror movie of note that has spawn more than one sequel is being remade by these guys.
New Line is in talks with horror production company Platinum Dunes to re-launch the “A Nightmare on Elm Street” movie series, the franchise that helped establish the studio.
Partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form will produce the redo.
The films’ premise centered on Krueger, a serial child killer murdered by angry parents, who returns with a burnt face and a razor glove to terrorize teens in their dreams.
A writer will be hired once the strike ends. The producers are hoping to center part of the new movie on Krueger’s backstory.
Also on the company’s remake chopping block: “The Birds” with Naomi Watts and the vampire movie “Near Dark”.