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Will We Finally See a NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET Reboot in 2021?

It’s been over 3 years since New Line announced another Nightmare on Elm Street reboot was brewing with screenwriter David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (Orphan, The Conjuring 2) retained to pen the script. It’s been quiet since then, but considering the record-breaking success of Halloween this year, you might think the studio would be motivated to put a new Freddy flick on the fast track.

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Unfortunately, Johnson-McGoldrick recently talked to the folks at Gamespot, where he made it clear that, while still technically an active project, a new Nightmare movie has taken the backseat to a proven money-making franchise:

“It’s still happening. 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.”

This is all just conjecture, but with Annabelle 3 arriving in 2019 and The Conjuring 3 slated for a 2020 release, it suggests the earliest a new Nightmare on Elm Street remake could come to fruition would be 2021. While fans are chomping at the bit for a return to Springwood, I think we’re all willing to wait until the movie can be done right. If that means waiting a couple years as opposed to throwing something together fast and cheap, so be it.

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What do you think of David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick assertion that a new Nightmare on Elm Street movie will have to take a backseat to The Conjuring franchise? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

Written by Josh Millican

Josh Millican is the Editor in Chief at Dread Central.

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