A Nightmare on Elm Street is getting a second reboot

Freddy Krueger is following in the steps of Spider-Man. Five years after Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes produced the drab 2010 remake of A Nightmare On Elm Street, the knife-fingered baddie is back for another turn. According to The Tracking Board, the project is in the early stages of development but is being ushered into existence by New Line Cinema as an attempt to restart the franchise.

The 2010 edition was based on Wes Craven's iconic 1984 slasher that starred Robert Englund as the madman who invaded the nightmares of teenagers - before senselessly murdering them. A further eight movies continued the brand until Freddy went up against Friday The 13th's boogeyman in Freddy vs. Jason. If New Line was unhappy with the last attempt at kickstarting Freddy's hijinks, it'll be interesting to see how this next iteration might differ.

With no plot details available at the moment, we'll hazard a guess and say the film will probably involve Freddy, a striped sweater and a load of terrified teenagers chugging down espresso. David Leslie Johnson, who wrote 2009 horror hit Orphan, is penning the screenplay.

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Gem Seddon is GamesRadar+'s west coast Entertainment News Reporter, working to keep all of you updated on all of the latest and greatest movies and shows on streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime. Outside of entertainment journalism, Gem can frequently be found writing about the alternative health and wellness industry, and obsessing over all things Aliens and Terminator on Twitter.