Apparently critics did not cotton to the new Freddy, if the reboot’s 15% freshness rating on RottenTomatoes is any indication. Then again, what do critics know, right? You moviegoers out there in moviegoer land seems to like the new version of Freddy just fine, because many of you flocked to see the film in its first week to the tune of $32 million opening weekend. Because of that, New Line is already readying a sequel, and of course, it will be in 3D, thus making this the second time the “Nightmare on Elm Street” franchise has dabbled in the realm of 3D.
TheWrap reports that there is no script or even a story for the sequel as of yet, according to the folks at New Line. All they know is that you folks really liked the first reboot, and since 3D is the in thing with the kids nowadays, a “Nightmare” sequel in 3D just seemed like a no-brainer.
In the reboot, Jackie Earle Haley replaced Robert Englund as the iconoclastic slasher who haunts teen’s dreams and do dirty, bloody things to them. Music video vet Samuel Bayer made his feature film debut on the reboot, with Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes boys producing.