The reboot of the “A Nightmare on Elm Street” was a dud both critically and commercially, nevertheless talk of another reboot at New Line has persisted for years and picked up steam in 2015 when “The Conjuring 2” writer David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick was hired to pen the screenplay.
Three years on there’s been zero update on the film’s progress until this week when Johnson-McGoldrick spoke with GameSpot and has weighed in on the reboot’s status. It seems he’s still attached to it, but there’s little actual movement on it:
“It’s still happening. Nothing is percolating just yet. The Conjuring universe is sort of first and foremost on [New Line Cinema’s] horror burner. Everybody wants to see Freddy again I think, so I think it’s inevitable at some point.”
Johnson-McGoldrick, who co-wrote “Aquaman,” is currently working on “The Conjuring 3” which has been set for a 2020 release date. The comments follow on from this Fall’s “Halloween” revival which proved a massive success.