‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ Reboot Is Happening – Here’s What We Know

A Nightmare on Elm Street A Nightmare on Elm Street Reboot

Over the past years, reboots are enormous attractions for fans, but are horror fans have been missing out. More specifically, Freddy Krueger fans have been missing out. I mean, we know that Robert Englund says he might have one more A Nightmare on Elm Street left in him… so when’s it happening?

A Nightmare on Elm Street reboot is happening, but when? Well, unfortunately, that’s not as clear due to the success of another horror universe. Here’s what we do know.

Four years ago New Line Cinema commissioned David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (Aquaman, The Conjuring) to write the screenplay for a reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street. Since that day fans wait for progress to be made on the film, but the reboot remains in development.

What We Know About A Nightmare on Elm Street Reboot

Recently while promoting Aquaman, Johnson-McGoldrick talked with Gamespot about the development of the project.  “It’s still happening,” but quickly added: “Nothing is percolating just yet… The Conjuring universe is sort of first and foremost on [New Line Cinema’s] horror burner.”

This is understandable considering the success of The Conjuring universe. At least this reboot is still on New Line Cinema’s minds. If you’re wondering about some other horror properties – like a reboot of Friday the 13th, it doesn’t look as good – as the rights for that project are currently in a legal battle.

But we digress. With the recent success of Halloween, now seems like an excellent time for a reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street, especially since the 2010 film is well out of our minds. But that’s just our two cents.

Robert Englund has commented on the topic to numerous outlets over the years, most recently telling Access Live, “I think they want to reboot the franchise, but they’re gonna need a new actor. They’re gonna need a new actor to play Freddy because they’re gonna have to do eight of them. I might have one left in me… but yeah.”

Horror fans, be patient! There is more A Nightmare on Elm Street coming… at some point. Let’s just cross our fingers it’s sooner rather than later – and that Robert Englund is back in the iconic role.

Stay tuned for additional updates.

Until then… you can look forward to the release of Annabelle 3 on June 28, 2019.

What do you want to see for the reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!

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  1. They should put Robert Englund and Heather langenkamp for the last battle but mix it in with nighmare Street part 3 that would be cool

  2. I am a hudge nightmare on elmstreet fan I think Robert England should do it one last time not so sure about heather but they could bring her back that she faked her death to fool freddy and she could play the part warning the younger generation of elm street kids I do think Robert England should do one more and some how pass the torch in the end

  3. And also they need to redo the make up I think if its Robert England it will work dont go to far just more burnt and real looking the eighties make up worked then but it needs a update

  4. I would love a reboot… Especially if Robert England does it. I also like Robert Englands idea of Kevin Bacon doing it… It definitely needs to be less cheesy and more truly horrific like the original movie. It will be tough without Wes Craven.

  5. There are so many fan made movies and rumors on-line now adays I don’t know what is real and what is not. I been looking online for the last two hours and have seen all these different trailers…Are they real or no? I saw a 1 minute trailer with Robert Englund and Heather in a new Nightmare movie but am told there is none in existence. Anyone know the deal?

  6. i heard about a reboot, and seen different fan made/concept trailers. there are two i have seen i would like to see both parties come together in making the remake. i have also pondered the thought of how it would go, having a young kid playing with an ouija in the boiler room trying to contact spirirts, when in turn slowly giving power to a beaten and weakened freddie. in turn as the kid has more friends join him, their excitement and fear begins to give him more power and take shape as a shadow figure, which he then is able to attach a consciousness to them and follow them. starting out with small nightmares and building up power, to where he is able to invade not only their dreams but also manifest in shadow form to incite more fear inturn giving him more power and the killings start, from a range of younger kids close 10-15 up to older teens in high school. refrain from the campy comedy jabs and make it a movie that will scare kids and even give adults chills. give it dark meaning and use some paranormal spice. since people who have dealt with paranormal that was weak and non-existant until they started recognizing such entities, they gain power and begin to feed from it along with the ability to manipulate objects in our realm of the living.

    here are two of the ones i have seen as far as elm street concept trailers that would be interesting as a combo team up- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSWMooZmit4 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBDzM2OiZH0

    I am a fan of the TNOES series and i hope that a real good one comes to fruition and one that does the franchise justice and will remain almost real enough to where you know, it just could happen. i have been building up scenarios, back stories of different kinds that could tie into a formidable story line. I wish the one or ones who make it happen do it justice and really give “US” something we can appreciate and doesn’t lose it’s luster over time and inspires more to push the envelope of scaring the $^!& out of us!!

  7. I would love to see another freddy movie with Robert Englund and Heather Langenkamp return to their iconic roles and I would love to see if it’s a reboot sequel to the A Nightmare On Elm Street 3 with all the original and new characters and also a new Dokken Dream Warriors remix and I would be very excited to see it if it’s gonna be confirmed.