A bad Michael Bay-produced reboot couldn’t kill the franchise.
I loved the old NIghtmare on Elm Street fillms growing up. I mean, some of them were really bad, but Robert Englund’s Freddy Krueger is one of those simply great classic horror characters.
But that reboot… that was very, very bad. Many think the franchise was dead after that movie, but seems like Nightmare on Elm Street is actually immortal. 2010’s movie killed the famous series of slashers for a while, but there’s a new reboot in the works at New Line. Nightmare on Elm Street is officially horror’s Spider-Man.
This new reboot is being written by David Johnson, a name that could sound familiar to people who liked Orphan which is his first credit. Other titles under his belt are Red Riding Hood, Wrath of the Titans and he is also rewriting some of The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist. This week Johnson was reported to write the new Dungeons and Dragons.
There’s no details about the plot or where this franchise is going, I’m just hoping to have the vibe of the old movies. I don’t live in the past, but the kind of dark and gritty reboot produced by Michael Bay and Platinum Dunes was kind of terrible. David Johnson wrote Orphan, which is a good movie, but the others listed above are pretty bad. However, if he is writing the new Dungeons and Dragons and James Wan’s new Conjuring, it is seems like someone discovered something good in him.
Probably Englund won’t be back as Krueger, which actor would you pick for the reboot?