Ready for more Freddy?

NL in talks for horror relaunch

Freddy's back. Again.

New Line is in talks with horror production company Platinum Dunes to relaunch the "A Nightmare on Elm Street" movie series, the franchise that helped establish the studio.

Partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form will produce the remake.

The first "Nightmare" movie was written and directed by Wes Craven and released in 1984. Its runaway success spawned a slew of films and created one of the most popular villains in screen history, Freddy Krueger, played by Robert Englund.

The films' premise centered on Krueger, a serial child killer murdered by angry parents who returns with a burned face and razor glove to terrorize teens in their dreams.

A writer will be hired when the strike ends. The producers are hoping to center part of the new movie on Krueger's backstory.

Platinum Dunes is prepping another relaunch, "Friday the 13th," which will be directed by Marcus Nispel for New Line, for whom they remade "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and its sequel.

The company is remaking "Near Dark" for Rogue and "The Birds" for Universal. It also is prepping a nonremake project, an untitled David Goyer thriller.
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