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New Line Reviving Freddy Krueger

(FROM HOLLYWOOD REPORTER) – New Line Entertainment is in talks with Platinum Dunes for a revival of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, which starred Robert Englund as the murderous, razor-fingered Freddy Krueger, one of the best-known horror movie villains in history. The original Nightmare, written and directed by Wes Craven, debuted in 1984 and starred Heather Langenkamp and Johnny Depp. The story was about a serial child killer who was hunted down and killed by parents only to return with a horribly burned face and begin murdering their children again in their dreams. The hit movie went on to spawn numerous sequels as well as 2003's Friday the 13th-meets-Nightmare horror hybrid, Freddy vs. Jason. New Line partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, and Andrew Form, who are producing the Nightmare revival, will set a writer on the project once the writers' strike ends. New Line and Platinum Dunes are also working on a new Friday the 13th movie, which Marcus Nispel is set to direct. Nispel directed both of New Line/Platinum Dunes' Texas Chainsaw Massacre revival movies. (Hollywood Reporter)

Originally posted Jan 30, 2008
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