Iconic nightmare monster Freddy Krueger is coming back via HBO Max.
Wes Craven’s estate is working out a deal with the upcoming WarnerMedia streaming service that will see the Freddy stalk a new generation of kids in a new film and possibly even an ongoing series.
Per Arrow In The Head:
For those of you that somehow might not know by this point in your life, in Wes Craven’s classic slasher film:
Several Midwestern teenagers fall prey to Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund), a disfigured midnight mangler who preys on the teenagers in their dreams — which, in turn, kills them in reality. After investigating the phenomenon, Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) begins to suspect that a dark secret kept by her and her friends’ parents may be the key to unraveling the mystery, but can Nancy and her boyfriend Glen (Johnny Depp) solve the puzzle before it’s too late?
Wes Craven wrote and directed A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET while Robert Shaye produced. Along with Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger, the flick featured John Saxon, Ronee Blakley, Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss, Nick Corri, and Johnny Depp. New Line Cinema unleashed the dream demon into theaters near your parents back on November 9, 1984.
Not much is known about the upcoming revival or when it will premiere. The last time the franchise tried and failed to reboot was with 2010’s A Nightmare on Elm Street that starred Jackie Earle Haley and Rooney Mara. It failed to find an audience and Freddy has been sitting on the shelf ever since. Englund has come out to say he believes he has one more Freddy film left in him and that if a studio does choose to replace he says none other than actor Kevin Bacon would be great choice for the role.