Rumor Control: Strick Not Directing ‘Elm Street’ Remake

Some quick rumor control as last night Variety incorrectly reported that Wesley Strick would be directing New Line Cinema’s remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street, which we’ve confirmed is untrue. Strick is currently penning the remake, which still doesn’t have Platinum Dunes attached to produce. The films’ premise centers on Freddy Krueger, a serial child killer murdered by angry parents, who returns with a burnt face and a razor glove to terrorize teens in their dreams.