It has happened horror fans, Freddy Krueger is getting the remake treatment. Worse news is we might be getting a new Krueger with Robert Englund believing a younger actor should take over the role.
As a fan I am very upset. I’m more upset with Englund being replaced as Freddy Krueger then the film being remade. In this articles I will share my thoughts on this remake and why it should or should not happen.
Back in January I reported this on tubidy:
“According to Bloody Disgusting, a source inside at New Line Cinema, the studio is developing another Nightmare on Elm Street movie that will not be Freddy Vs. Jason 2.”
I assumed this meant a new sequel, which excited the fanboy in me. But deep down I knew it would be a remake cause being original in Hollywood these days is RARE.
Michael Bay and his minions have decided to hit the re-start button on the Nightmare on Elm Street, despite the last Krueger adventure (Freddy vs Jason) making big money at the box office.
They’re also doing a new Friday the 13th, but that’s not a remake (despite news sites still calling it one, IT’S NOT). Why not do that with Freddy? or is Michael Bay and his minions too lazy to come up with an original concept?
Michael Bay and his minions (I love using this term, sue me) remade “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” in 2003 and I remember being upset before the films release. Why the hell would they want to remake such a classic!? Of course the answer would be $$$. But then I thought about the last time we saw Leatherface and that was in the terrible “Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation”. I then shut up and saw the remake in theaters and it was actually pretty damn good. It brought respect back to Leatherface, who was seen as an idiotic pussy in the last Chainsaw film.
So why no remake for Freddy for me? Cause Freddy doesn’t need respect back and the nightmare series is far from dead, unlike Texas Chainsaw Massacre. It’s all about $$$ and being unoriginal for Michael Bay and his minions. And everyone knows who Freddy Krueger is, no need to re-introduce him for the new generation.
But hitting the re-start button is not my biggest problem. It’s replacing Robert Englund. This isn’t Jason Voorhees in which several different people have played the character. Englund is Freddy. He’s played the role since the very beginning and to even think of replacing him is insulting. To make it worse Robert Englund thinks it’s a good idea! Thanks for thinking of your fans Bro. I rather see the character retire then someone else play Freddy Krueger.
But it’s going to happen any ways so why complain? cause it’s my damn right as a fanboy. I want to see a new Nightmare on Elm Street film but not a remake. I don’t want to re-start and see Nancy Thompson and her friends being terrorized by a new Freddy Krueger, screw that. I saw that film already. I want a fresh and brand new Nightmare story with Robert Englund stepping back in the role.
A script hasn’t been written yet and no director has been attached so nothing is final yet. But considering it’s Michael Bay you can expect the Nightmare on Elm Street remake to be charging at you soon.