Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions enjoyed spectacular hit with this year’s Halloween, the latest installment in the long-running slasher series, which reverted to the franchise’s original continuity following Rob Zombie’s reboot and went on to gross over $250 million worldwide.
Given that New Line Cinema is looking to revive its own iconic slasher series A Nightmare on Elm Street, it seems a pretty smart idea to take leaf out of the Halloween playbook, right? Ignore the horrendous 2010 remake and bring back original star Robert Englund for one final outing – particularly as he’s recently stated that he’d be keen on donning the fedora and glove once more after his guest appearance as Freddy Krueger in The Goldbergs.
Well, that might be the smart idea, but it seems it’s not the one that New Line intends to go with, as screenwriter David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick has revealed that the studio is sticking with the same plan it hatched back in 2015 and will instead just take a second stab at rebooting the franchise.
“It’s still happening,” Johnson-McGoldrick tells GameSpot. “Nothing is percolating just yet. The Conjuring universe is sort of first and foremost on [New Line Cinema’s] horror burner. Everybody wants to see Freddy again I think, so I think it’s inevitable at some point.”
via Flickering Myth