Andrew Form and Brad Fuller, the guys behind the scenes at Platinum Dunes, have been circling the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise for some time now. They’ve wanted to work on the series, and have been pretty open about it, but nothing has been certain. Until now. They’ve confirmed to Shock Til You Drop that they’re going to be rebooting the series, much as they are currently doing with Friday the 13th.
“It’s not Freddy cracking jokes,” Fuller told Shock. “We want to make a horrifying movie. The concept is so scary, don’t fall asleep or you’ll die. This guy gets you when you’re most vulnerable, in your sleep. We love that. That’s the basis of the movie. It’ll be most similar to the first one but in terms of kills and dreams we’ll borrow from the entire series.”
There will be some of you out there who will immediately bristle at this news. Can it! Like Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street is a series that has been run into the ground over many, many, many installments. A reboot is the only way to bring the iconic character of Freddy Kreuger back without impossible baggage. Now, maybe you think Freddy shouldn’t come back… in which case I’m sorry to hear about your lack of fun centers in the brain.
Fuller and Form hope to start shooting in the spring. Seeing how right they seem to have gotten Friday, I’m excited to see what they do with Freddy.