Freddy will soon be back… but how soon?
We reported back in 2015 that A Nightmare On Elm Street was getting another reboot courtesy of Warner Bros./New Line Cinema, with David Leslie Johnson (Orphan, The Conjuring 2) hired to pen the script. All went quiet on that front immediately thereafter, but Elm Street talks picked up again this week when Johnson was tapped to write The Conjuring 3.
Several fans, as well as websites, navigated over to Johnson’s IMDb page in the wake of the news, finding that not only was he still attached to write the upcoming Elm Street reboot, but that the website’s entry had an allegedly leaked plot description on it.
That plot, without anyone checking to see if it was legit, started spreading around the web…
When Brenton Higgins begins to appear in other people’s dreams at will, he has no idea that he is the illegitimate son of Freddy Krueger. Recently moving back to Elm Street, Brenton discovers his hidden past and finds himself on a collision cause with Freddy himself. Brenton is also pursued by a mysterious secret government agency, led by Professor Matthew Luk. They want his gift. What they don’t know is that they will get Krueger, with hell to pay.
We decided to do some digging of our own, and we can confirm today that the above plot description, as you might have guessed, is 100% BOGUS. It’s common knowledge that IMDb can be edited by pretty much anyone, and it seems a fan must’ve gone in to spread a false rumor.
Thank god, because that plot rundown is godawful.
Bloody Disgusting can also confirm that the David Leslie Johnson-penned A Nightmare On Elm Street reboot is very much still in the works. At the moment, New Line is focusing all of their energy on the quickly expanding The Conjuring Universe as well as the upcoming two-part adaptation of IT, which would explain why we haven’t heard anything from the Elm Street camp since 2015. With Johnson now focusing on the third Conjuring, it could be a little while before we get some fresh news.
Keep your eyes locked here as we learn more.