New Line Planning New Nightmare on Elm Street?

Robert Englund's agent sits anxiously by the phone.

We've had a rebooted Halloween, there's a new Friday the 13th on the horizon, and Screen Gems has devoted itself to exhuming every available '80s horror flick in its vaults. Left out of all the fun -- until now -- has been New Line's Nightmare on Elm Street franchise.

According to a report at Bloody-Disgusting, however, that's about to change. There's been plenty of Nightmare talk for years, of course, but no one's been able to determine exactly what New Line was planning for the series -- everything from a prequel to a Freddy vs. Jason follow-up has been rumored. Well, here's the inside scoop: according to Bloody-Disgusting's source, "New Line is actively developing another Nightmare on Elm Street movie."

Just which movie, however, is still up in the air. From the article:

Everything you've heard before has been scrapped (prequel) and they're back at square one. Ideas are being thrown around without anything solid locked down.

If the report's source is on target, the next Nightmare-related movie probably won't be Freddy vs. Jason 2; as the article puts it, "as of right now, today, this very moment, there are no immediate plans" for a sequel. So what's next for Freddy? Which project would you choose...or do you even care about the stripe-sweatered boogeyman anymore?

Source: Bloody-Disgusting

Comments

caradenino289

John Nunez

If they do remake it, they better screw it up. The first one was actually a decent horror flick.

Jan 7 - 05:22 AM

caradenino289

John Nunez

If they do remake it, they better screw it up. The first one was actually a decent horror flick.

Jan 7 - 05:25 AM

Gimy

Gimy Moo

they have to do a remake because a sequel would simply be straight to video. and honestly, why would you bring back Englund anyway...that makes little sense in terms of REdoing it if you have the same guy. i'm up for a redo...not a sequel. i'm soured on Englund anyway, the last flick i saw him in was 2001 maniacs and it was absolute horsesh3t. regardless though...if this has any chance of being successful they need a complete overhaul

seriously...Scream 4, i'd be shocked if craven isn't thinking it with all these remakes/redos/sequels coming out. i just watched Scream 1 again last night and d3mn...thats a frikkin great movie

Jan 7 - 05:31 AM

Canuck666

suzie smith

Great, more horror movies to corrupt the minds of the young. This country is sick.

Jan 7 - 05:48 AM

horror_fanad

brady wells

Horror is what makes movies you ***

Jan 7 - 05:56 AM

GoldbergsVariations

Z Gold

"Horror" is actually a French term for "goosebumps" or the feeling you get when the the hairs on your neck stand up (flight or fight response)

Jan 10 - 08:18 AM

horror_fanad

brady wells

juss don't let the kids watch it and were fine

Jan 7 - 05:57 AM

horror_fanad

brady wells

Horror is what makes movies you ***

Jan 7 - 05:56 AM

GoldbergsVariations

Z Gold

"Horror" is actually a French term for "goosebumps" or the feeling you get when the the hairs on your neck stand up (flight or fight response)

Jan 10 - 08:18 AM

horror_fanad

brady wells

juss don't let the kids watch it and were fine

Jan 7 - 05:57 AM

Creekboy

Ryan Alley

Aren't the 80's a little too early to be remaking movies to start with? I mean the original cutting edge masterpiece of horror came out in '84, it's only 24 years old, and still holds up well. That being said though when it comes to horror films, they cost practically nothing to produce, and the return on them is so great, everyone almost always makes their money back, and that's why we see the re-makes and multiple sequels to these things...bottom line is its going to happen anyway regardless of what we think....

Jan 7 - 06:14 AM

Canuck666

suzie smith

Horror is what makes movies? Comedy, drama, action, sci-fi...... there are a couple of other genres out there that are more important then horror. Horror is for people who are, shall we say, not as smart as the average human.

Jan 7 - 06:18 AM

calbear526

J W

...and yet still smarter than the average Canadian.

Jan 7 - 06:22 AM

Pathhh

patrick harnett

Shut up man.... you just like to complain about America instead of help make it better..... this is an excellent country better than everywhere else.

Jan 8 - 06:56 PM

cvancil

Chris Vancil

Sure. There are no highly educated people who like horror. Guess this PhD horror fan and his large group of post-graduate educated friends are freaks.

Look, if you don't like horror, don't watch it. Why do you feel the need to troll message boards and attempt to start pointless arguments?

Jan 7 - 10:12 AM

DON OF THE D.E.D

Don Delahunt

Canuck666 huh? Horror is for people not as smart as the average human eh?
Well why do you have 666 as a part of your user name you mouthbreather? Why don't you go write about your jock douche bag teenage comedy flicks somewhere else than where horror is being discussed!

Jan 7 - 12:24 PM

Sori12

Michael Brown

I just joined this board solely to respond to these naively stupid remarks concerning horror films. I am 27, and am a lifelong horror fan. I may not agree with the idea that horror movies make the movies, but movies would suck if horror movies weren't made. Canuck666 lists drama as a type of movie that makes movies. People are murdered in those aren't they? You claim that horror movies corrupt young minds? If a young mind is "corrupted" it's because the parents let TV and movies raise their kids for them. I've watched horror films most of my life, and yet all throughout school, I never once got in trouble. In my time as a student, I've only gotten detention once, and that was because I chewed gum in Spanish class. I've never attempted, nor planned to kill anyone. Horror movies are a release from reality. Horror movies are tame compared to the horror that people experience in real life. How about people who get diagnosed with cancer, have a loved one killed in a car accident. That's real horror. When watching a horror film, you know it's not real, it's over when you walk out of the theater. Freddy Krueger is a killer who came back from the dead to kill teens in their dreams. Who would believe that? If that "corrupts" a youth's mind, he didn't have much of a mind to begin with. You say only people with a lower intelligence like horror, well what's your excuse?

Jan 8 - 03:58 PM

calbear526

J W

...and yet still smarter than the average Canadian.

Jan 7 - 06:22 AM

Pathhh

patrick harnett

Shut up man.... you just like to complain about America instead of help make it better..... this is an excellent country better than everywhere else.

Jan 8 - 06:56 PM

Canuck666

suzie smith

I'm not Canadian, but lets pretend I am. I'll point out my country isn't trillions of dollars in debt, have millions of children without health insurance or have hundreds of thousands of troops stuck in an endless war with no end in sight while piling up thousands of dead soldiers and tens of thousands of injured soldiers. And no Osama, over 6 years later and he's still running around thumbing his nose at America! How embarrassing!

Jan 7 - 06:29 AM

Shatter24

Jeremiah Rancourt

If you don't like horror, why don't you post somewhere else? I won't even bother to explain that human beings have in their make-up biologically and in their societies, a strong reaction to being scared and some of its positive. Let's not denigrate an entire genre, b/c you personally have a distaste for it.

PS. I don't see a Nightmare re-make being any more successful than the Halloween re-make. I certainly don't see any sequel possibilites from the Halloween re-make. I say leave the successful horror flicks that can still create decent sequels (and possibly put an endcap to the franchise) alone, at least for 30 years. There's got to be some other original horror ideas out there or cross-over potentials before we do that.

Jan 7 - 06:39 AM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

Yes, you just have 80% of your population living on the border wishing they'd had any stones over the last 200 years to move 20 miles south. Stay up there with your wilderness adventure movies, and talk about snow, hockey and maple syrup ya hoser. America has contributed the lightbulb, harnassed electricity, the assembly line, the Personal computer, Airplanes and for all intents and purposes the Radio (Marconi stole the idea from Telsa) Canada has given us....Celine Dion and Bryan Adams. Why would you call yourself Canuck666 if you're not Canadian? Just curious.

Jan 7 - 08:07 AM

Eldorado

Eldorado shwankers

BigBrother, You sir are you ignorant piece of worthless *****.. you've just displayed the ignorance and attitude of the typical American that we all love to hate

Thank god not all are like you, but you guys do have one big stereotype on your heads that every country in the world knows, and is the reason you are hated in almost every country you visit - don't be confused thinking it's George Bush they hate.. it's you and your attitude.

Ever wonder why quite a few American tourists slap a Canadian flag on their backpacks?? Think about it.. we'll leave you to rot in your crime infested cities, we are quite happy living here thanks. And reason why majority of population is so close to the border is due to weather, who wants to live up in the igloo's?? Get a clue..

Loving your dollar lately btw..

Now back to movie chat..

Jan 7 - 09:08 AM

seanmprd78

Sean Guyon

Who's ignorant? Way to go bunching everyone into one basket. Hey, do all black people love fried chicken, and commit crimes? Don't ever forgt that your country has ridden on our coatails for years. This nation hands out more foreign aid to needy countries than anybody. We do what is necessary.

Jan 7 - 12:00 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

Actually my friend I can ascertain from your comments that you don't know many typical Americans and have probably never travelled outside of Canada. I'll own up to it my comments though for the most part factual were probably a bit off base. For which I apologise to the good people of Canada. I offer only the fact then when people slag off my home nation it pisses me off as it obviously does you as well. I can only hope you're not ignorant enough to realize the hypocrisy of you doing the same thing to me. I would disagree with you on the fact that not everyone hates America I have in fact visited more than 20 countries in the last 12 years and have only had one minor altercation in that time about the country I hail from and that one was due more to the potency of Italian wine I think than any true venom toward America. Most people in the world recognize that stereotypes are just that and the judging people as individuals is the wiser course and I've had no problems except when my anger and patriotism gets the better of me and causes diarea of the mouth like in my previous post. I apologise to everyone for bringing the forum down to the lowest common denominator.

Anyway I'd have a tough time picturing someone else as Freddy besides Englund, however if they can capture the quality of the original that would make the movie about a thousand times better than the typical horror movie fare we get these days. I miss being actually scared by horror flicks instead of just nervous, jumpy, disgusted or disturbed.

Jan 7 - 11:43 PM

seanmprd78

Sean Guyon

I'm not Canadian, but lets pretend I am. I'll point out my country isn't trillions of dollars in debt, have millions of children without health insurance or have hundreds of thousands of troops stuck in an endless war with no end in sight while piling up thousands of dead soldiers and tens of thousands of injured soldiers. And no Osama, over 6 years later and he's still running around thumbing his nose at America! How embarrassing!

No child healthcare? Typical liberal. I used to live close to Niagra Falls. Canadians used to and still do come over to the American side of the border to get treatment. Why? Because they had to wait in line to get it in Canada. Social Healthcare is failing. Get this straight. Governments do nothing better than the people can do themselves. That is what Americans pride themselves on. If you've ever seen what type of place Osama is hiding, you would understand it is not like going to knock on his front door by the way.

Jan 7 - 12:12 PM

CalvinandHobbes23

Matt Gibbs

you should watch the documentry Sicko

Jan 7 - 02:17 PM

horrorfan666

blake durocher

well we can see that canuck666 is a liberal ******.. first of all dude dont come on here and bull **** talk the united states// we will **** your **** up... second horror has some of the most dedicated fans out of any genre... everyone will go see a comedy so you cant compair. not everyone likes to see horror and us who do support it to the end. your worthless... maybe you should be living in canada you useless liberal tampon.

Jan 8 - 01:08 PM

Shatter24

Jeremiah Rancourt

If you don't like horror, why don't you post somewhere else? I won't even bother to explain that human beings have in their make-up biologically and in their societies, a strong reaction to being scared and some of its positive. Let's not denigrate an entire genre, b/c you personally have a distaste for it.

PS. I don't see a Nightmare re-make being any more successful than the Halloween re-make. I certainly don't see any sequel possibilites from the Halloween re-make. I say leave the successful horror flicks that can still create decent sequels (and possibly put an endcap to the franchise) alone, at least for 30 years. There's got to be some other original horror ideas out there or cross-over potentials before we do that.

Jan 7 - 06:39 AM

onepiece226

Eric Cormier

Well if you think about it, it's not that bad of an idea

A new darker Nigtmare on Elm Street may get the people afraid of Freddy again, Now these days people laugh at him for all of his stupid jokes and all that jazz.

A second Freddy vs. Jason, even with another character would overall be a mess, the first one was worth it and was good but why do we NEED to make another?

I'm all for another Elm Street but they better not screw it up even more than the series is already.

Jan 7 - 06:44 AM

gratefuldawg

Byron Sauer

I can only imagine them releasing a contrived film with little or no quality ala FREDDY VS JASON or TEXAS CHAINSAW remake/sequel. New Line ****ed this series over before after three films; the final two minus NEW NIGHTMARE were direct to video at best. And now that horror is essentially dead, thanks to lack of imaginative talent and schlock like SAW, HOSTEL, HALLOWEEN2007 which perverted the genre by exploiting it into some twisted vouyeristic (?) porn. Its been a pant by numbers industry since the advent of SCREAM. I guess what Im getting at is, when is the last time a film actually scared you ? And not made you grossed out or laugh uncomfortably; but honestly scare you without music cues to leave lights on or not go to bed ? I can only think of two, both well over twenty years old: THE EXORCIST and NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. So unless New Line can produce a true horror film; Id rather just leave this boogeyman in the closet.

Jan 7 - 06:50 AM

The Iron Invader

Matthew D.

Actually, all of the Nightmare-sequels have been better than the original. So I say bring it on!

Jan 7 - 08:04 AM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

Yes, you just have 80% of your population living on the border wishing they'd had any stones over the last 200 years to move 20 miles south. Stay up there with your wilderness adventure movies, and talk about snow, hockey and maple syrup ya hoser. America has contributed the lightbulb, harnassed electricity, the assembly line, the Personal computer, Airplanes and for all intents and purposes the Radio (Marconi stole the idea from Telsa) Canada has given us....Celine Dion and Bryan Adams. Why would you call yourself Canuck666 if you're not Canadian? Just curious.

Jan 7 - 08:07 AM

Eldorado

Eldorado shwankers

BigBrother, You sir are you ignorant piece of worthless *****.. you've just displayed the ignorance and attitude of the typical American that we all love to hate

Thank god not all are like you, but you guys do have one big stereotype on your heads that every country in the world knows, and is the reason you are hated in almost every country you visit - don't be confused thinking it's George Bush they hate.. it's you and your attitude.

Ever wonder why quite a few American tourists slap a Canadian flag on their backpacks?? Think about it.. we'll leave you to rot in your crime infested cities, we are quite happy living here thanks. And reason why majority of population is so close to the border is due to weather, who wants to live up in the igloo's?? Get a clue..

Loving your dollar lately btw..

Now back to movie chat..

Jan 7 - 09:08 AM

seanmprd78

Sean Guyon

Who's ignorant? Way to go bunching everyone into one basket. Hey, do all black people love fried chicken, and commit crimes? Don't ever forgt that your country has ridden on our coatails for years. This nation hands out more foreign aid to needy countries than anybody. We do what is necessary.

Jan 7 - 12:00 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

Actually my friend I can ascertain from your comments that you don't know many typical Americans and have probably never travelled outside of Canada. I'll own up to it my comments though for the most part factual were probably a bit off base. For which I apologise to the good people of Canada. I offer only the fact then when people slag off my home nation it pisses me off as it obviously does you as well. I can only hope you're not ignorant enough to realize the hypocrisy of you doing the same thing to me. I would disagree with you on the fact that not everyone hates America I have in fact visited more than 20 countries in the last 12 years and have only had one minor altercation in that time about the country I hail from and that one was due more to the potency of Italian wine I think than any true venom toward America. Most people in the world recognize that stereotypes are just that and the judging people as individuals is the wiser course and I've had no problems except when my anger and patriotism gets the better of me and causes diarea of the mouth like in my previous post. I apologise to everyone for bringing the forum down to the lowest common denominator.

Anyway I'd have a tough time picturing someone else as Freddy besides Englund, however if they can capture the quality of the original that would make the movie about a thousand times better than the typical horror movie fare we get these days. I miss being actually scared by horror flicks instead of just nervous, jumpy, disgusted or disturbed.

Jan 7 - 11:43 PM

Gimy

Gimy Moo

gratefuldawg, it really depends on what scares you PERSONALLY though. i've seen alot of friends be scared of movies and i dont jump at all. because its easy to see whats coming or simply because i'm not afraid of certain things. honestly, if they made a movie about country white people midgets set on a deserted farm haunted by rosie odonnell...i'd be scared out of my mind. while others would laugh, i'd seriously be scared.

with that said, the ONLY movie i've seen that scared me(not including when i was a kid) is Stigmata. when she's possessed...the voice just scares the sh3t out of me. no other movie i've seen since i was probably 15 has scared me. i laughed at the exorcist, halloween was average(the remake was horrible) and the first Friday the 13th was about the only OLDER movie that was somewhat scary.

canuck666...get your bible huggin' 2ss off a frikkin horror movie forum if you don't like it. you know what else is sick? parents taking kids to a HORROR movie called Passion of the Christ. tell me THAT wasn't torture p3rn. and if you don't like this country...do a Amityville horror...and..."Get....out..."

Jan 7 - 08:23 AM

Some guy you dont know

Bruce Campbell

Freddy vs Jason vs Ash.

Jan 7 - 08:24 AM

deadsurfkiss

Cory P.

Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash vs. Celine Dion vs. Michael Moore vs. TELSA (!!!?) vs. a crazy gangsta dressed as Santa Clause swinging a mace... now that's a horror f@#k-fest I wanna see.

Jan 10 - 07:09 PM

fbp

FBP FBP

Freddy Vs. Canuck666 Vs. bigbrother

Jan 7 - 08:31 AM

Eldorado

Eldorado shwankers

BigBrother, You sir are you ignorant piece of worthless *****.. you've just displayed the ignorance and attitude of the typical American that we all love to hate

Thank god not all are like you, but you guys do have one big stereotype on your heads that every country in the world knows, and is the reason you are hated in almost every country you visit - don't be confused thinking it's George Bush they hate.. it's you and your attitude.

Ever wonder why quite a few American tourists slap a Canadian flag on their backpacks?? Think about it.. we'll leave you to rot in your crime infested cities, we are quite happy living here thanks. And reason why majority of population is so close to the border is due to weather, who wants to live up in the igloo's?? Get a clue..

Loving your dollar lately btw..

Now back to movie chat..

Jan 7 - 09:08 AM

seanmprd78

Sean Guyon

Who's ignorant? Way to go bunching everyone into one basket. Hey, do all black people love fried chicken, and commit crimes? Don't ever forgt that your country has ridden on our coatails for years. This nation hands out more foreign aid to needy countries than anybody. We do what is necessary.

Jan 7 - 12:00 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

Actually my friend I can ascertain from your comments that you don't know many typical Americans and have probably never travelled outside of Canada. I'll own up to it my comments though for the most part factual were probably a bit off base. For which I apologise to the good people of Canada. I offer only the fact then when people slag off my home nation it pisses me off as it obviously does you as well. I can only hope you're not ignorant enough to realize the hypocrisy of you doing the same thing to me. I would disagree with you on the fact that not everyone hates America I have in fact visited more than 20 countries in the last 12 years and have only had one minor altercation in that time about the country I hail from and that one was due more to the potency of Italian wine I think than any true venom toward America. Most people in the world recognize that stereotypes are just that and the judging people as individuals is the wiser course and I've had no problems except when my anger and patriotism gets the better of me and causes diarea of the mouth like in my previous post. I apologise to everyone for bringing the forum down to the lowest common denominator.

Anyway I'd have a tough time picturing someone else as Freddy besides Englund, however if they can capture the quality of the original that would make the movie about a thousand times better than the typical horror movie fare we get these days. I miss being actually scared by horror flicks instead of just nervous, jumpy, disgusted or disturbed.

Jan 7 - 11:43 PM

castedcrown

Houston Bass

Im not sure of what everyone thinks or not, but I'm pretty psyched about this. I didn't grow up in the 80's, and never got to witness the older horror films in theaters and to be able to see the remakes at least with a modern twist will be awesome. Freddy is always a character that I thought was great because of the story, and they could change the movie from the original by having more backstory to the Freddy character.

Jan 7 - 09:27 AM

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