After failing the first time around with a reboot in 2010, New Line Cinema is reportedly having another go at resurrecting Freddy Krueger as The Tracking Board (via Bloody Disgusting) reports that studio is looking into a whole new remake of “A Nightmare On Elm Street”.
David Leslie Johnson, who penned the upcoming “The Conjuring” sequel along with “Orphan,” “Wrath of the Titans” and two episodes of “The Walking Dead,” has apparently been hired to pen the script.
This would be the second project for Johnson announced this week, the first being the reboot of “Dungeons and Dragons” in the works at Warner Bros. Pictures. Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes produced the 2010 remake, but the company is not listed as producer on the new one at this time.
Robert Englund played the role from 1984 through to 2003 and made it into an iconic part. Jackie Earle Haley took on the role in the 2010 reboot and wasn’t so well received.