It all begins with the originals, then it comes back years later with the remakes, but what if neither are enough? This is the question New Line Cinema is asking itself because news broke that a new Nightmare on Elm Street is being developed. According to Tracking-Board, word broke that a new Elm Street is being planned due to the lackluster remake that was trashed by critics and fans alike. The film starred Rooney Mara and Jackie Earle Haley as the infamous Freddy Kreuger.
One of the more interesting notes to acknowledge is that Platinum Dunes isn't listed as a producer at this point. Platinum Dunes had been a producer on the 2010 remake as well as the 2009 reboot of Friday the 13th.
Being brought on to write the new Nightmare is David Leslie Johnson. Johnson, the former Walking Dead writer and creator of 2009's Orphan, is also in the process of penning James Wan's The Conjuring: The Enfield Poltergeist as well as Disney's Something Wicked This Way Comes. It seems as though Johnson has quite the resume going on at the moment!
With that being said, it looks as though New Line is going back to the drawing board to try to make an Elm Street film that can bring the franchise back to its roots. At the moment, plot details on the project are being kept under wraps, but we should be sure to hear something about the project within the next couple of months.