As we previously reported, another remake is in the works for the Nightmare on Elm Street series. It was announced as a series reboot unrelated to the 2010 redux. The latest news we have on the project comes from franchise veteran Robert Englund. The actor was quite clear that most of what he said was speculative but if it turns out that he is correct, it could be very interesting.
In an interview with Red Carpet News TV, Englund said: “[There’s] gossip that apparently they approached Tuesday Knight (see photo above) the young actress from Elm Street 4 who replaced Patricia Arquette,” explained Englund. “I tried to think, what does that mean? They can’t possibly be remaking A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 1 again? They just did that! It’s like remaking Godzilla twice in a row–they should have learned from lesson by now.”
“I think they may be remaking A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 3,” continued Englund. “Dream Warriors is the most successful and popular of the franchise. It would make sense for them in a kind of A Nightmare On Elm Street cinematic pun, to hire Tuesday to play the mother…because that would mean she’s playing her own mother.”
If you keep up with the news cycle, chances are that you already know this but don’t expect to see Robert Englund returning as Freddy in the remake or ever. “They’re not gonna be bring me back for Freddy,” Englund confirmed. “Perhaps they’d bring me back in a cameo as an elderly dream expert at the local clinic for dream analysis or therapy?”
As a disclaimer of sorts, Englund followed up by clarifying that this is nothing more than conjecture and his personal speculations on what may or may not happen. “I don’t really know any details at this time.”
Last we heard, David Leslie Johnson (Orphan) will be scripting the latest reboot and Toby Emmerich, Walter Hamada, and Dave Neustadter will executive produce the project for New Line. It is still unknown who will be at the helm of the planned remake. Also not known is who will take on the role of Freddy Krueger. Jackie Earl Haley attempted to fill Robert Englund’s shoes in the 2010 remake but his performance didn’t quite resonate with fans or critics.