Freddy’s back, back again.

New Line Cinema has given the green light to another reboot of the 1984 horror classic A Nightmare on Elm Street. Little is known about the plot as of right now, but the script will be written by David Leslie Johnson, the screenwriter behind Orphan, a 2009 psychological thriller. New Line Cinema is hoping to breathe a fresh new life into the story of Freddy Krueger.

The film was most recently rebooted back in 2010, and received dismal reviews despite positive box office sales. Its lead star, Rooney Mara, even said she considered quitting acting after the film’s release (ouch!) having this to say:

“You kind of learn to self-sabotage with things you don’t want to get,” she shared. “Sometimes you don’t want to get something, but you do a really good job and you get in anyway. That’s kind of [what happened] with A Nightmare on Elm Street – I didn’t even really want it. And then I went in [to audition], and I was like, ‘F**k. I definitely got that.’ I didn’t want to act anymore. I was like, this isn’t what I signed up for. If this is what my opportunities are going to be like, then I’m not that interested in acting. So I was very discouraged and disheartened.”

There is no release date set and no information about potential cast just yet. What do you think about this latest reboot? Will you plan to see it?



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My cousin forced me to watch Child’s Play when I was around five years old, and I’ve loved horror movies ever since. I’ll watch anything (the gorier the better) but faint at the sight of blood in real life. Let’s be internet friends -- follow me on Twitter @mrstschinkel.