Over this past year, Hollywood has decided to remake every film that wasn’t produced before 1896. The horror genre has been its main target, primarily focusing on cult faves from the ’70′s and ’80′s. Following suit with The Hills Have Eyes, and Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street is the latest victim in this lackluster trend.
According to Shocktillyoudrop, the Nightmare remake will model itself after the original (which was actually good), as opposed to the lighter sequels that followed.
Over the summer, Wesley Strick (Cape Fear) was attached to pen the script which is intended to re-imagine the dream-hopping teen killer. “It’s like what we’re doing to Friday the 13th,” says Fuller. “It’s not Freddy cracking jokes. 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.”
Fuller adds that Warner Bros.’ positive response to Friday the 13th was very helpful in getting Nightmare off the ground. Test screenings for Jason Voorhees’ latest outing have reportedly gone over great.
I only have one thing to say…….sigh.