Strick! Get in here. We need you to take a look at this Freddy thing and work some of that magic you conjured for The Saint.
And so it begins. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wesley Strick has been brought in to write the script for the Nightmare on Elm Street remake.
The new project will keep the high school setting and delve deeper in the psychology of nightmares and Krueger himself. The plan is to have a dark tone. The company hopes to have the movie ready for the 25th anniversary of the original.
Wait, a dark tone? Are you fucking kidding me? Guys, guys…you’re going about this one all wrong. Modern horror is so dark and serious. We need to bring in somebody with the kind of mid-nineties sensibilities that could really put a spring in Freddy’s step.
Strick is the perfect guy to do that. With his most recent string of hits including True Believer, Arachnophobia, Cape Fear, Wolf, and The Saint, there is nobody better to help the Nightmare franchise wake up and smell the nineties.
Kudos to the New Line executive who recently woke from the cryogenic sleep he entered into back in 1996. Now it’s just a matter of convincing Mike Nichols to direct.
In all seriousness though, this is a really interesting choice when the guy who wrote True Believer is going to write a Nightmare on Elm Street remake and the news is so much better than if New Line would have announced they decided to go with a flavor-of-the-month duo like Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan (Feast).
Can I just say one thing in regards to the role of Freddy. It comes down to three simple words.
Billy Bob Thorton. Boom.