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Robert Englund thinks Dream Warriors may be the next Elm Street remake

09.24.2015

New Line has to have something in the works with Freddy Krueger. However, no one knows exactly what it is.

After a failed attempted at rebooting the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET franchise back in 2010, back to the drawing board appeared to be the proper strategy to take in figuring out what to do with Freddy next. He is a horror icon when you get down to it, and letting him sit on the sidelines doing nothing never sounded like a sound approach.

With rumors that they are developing something, Robert Englund recently weighed in with his thoughts on what they might have up their sleeves. While it may be nothing more than his speculation, it's intriguing speculation nonetheless.

Well, I left America before this really sort of hit the tweets, and my only knowledge or gossip is that apparently they approached Tuesday Knight – she’s the young actress from Nightmare on Elm Street Part 4, who replaced Patricia Arquette. I was trying to think ‘what does that mean?’ They can’t possibly be remaking Nightmare on Elm Street Part 1 again – they just did that. I think they may be remaking Nightmare on Elm Street Part 3.

This is all speculation. Part 3, Dream Warriors, is the most successful film, and the most popular of the franchise. And it would make sense for them on a kind of Nightmare on Elm Street cinematic pun, to hire Tuesday to play the mother in Part 3, Patricia Arquette’s mother, because that would mean she’s playing her own mother. Obviously Tuesday’s older now, it kind of makes sense. So that’s my theory.

They’re not gonna bring me back for Freddy, but perhaps they would bring me back in a cameo as the elderly dream expert at the local clinic for dream analysis or dream therapy or something like that. Maybe they would be smart or wise enough to capitalize on that.

Englund does have a point in that New Line can't possibly go back to the start again. That's already been done and, for a number of reasons, it did not work. But trying to ramp up something with Freddy that hits the ground running and picks up on previous mythology while putting a fresh coat of paint on it? That may be doable.

Granted, retelling what is arguably the best chapter of the ELM STREET series is sure to ruffle a number of feathers, but, if they could use the foundation for that popular film and do something fresh with it, I don't necessarily think that's a bad thing. A sequel that picks up after A NEW NIGHTMARE doesn't seem likely, and Englund isn't going to sport the claw again, so, if this is the idea, it may be the best fans of the series could hope for if they want to see Freddy alive once again.

If another NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET is in the works, is DREAM WARRIORS a good spot for them to restart?

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9:10AM on 09/25/2015

Dream Warriors was fun, this will be shit.

I really hope they just stop trying with these remakes. Can't remake the original? Let's remake a sequel!! Fuck that noise. Seriously, this is going to suck just as much as the other remakes out there.

No decent director or script writer will be attached.
I really hope they just stop trying with these remakes. Can't remake the original? Let's remake a sequel!! Fuck that noise. Seriously, this is going to suck just as much as the other remakes out there.

No decent director or script writer will be attached.
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8:46AM on 09/25/2015
Get Nolan to direct it and have it as a remake of Dream Warriors and a follow up to inception! Have the inception gang chasing down freddy, basically just make the episode of South Park insheepsion but have freddy as a villain lol. Who wouldn't go see that!!
Get Nolan to direct it and have it as a remake of Dream Warriors and a follow up to inception! Have the inception gang chasing down freddy, basically just make the episode of South Park insheepsion but have freddy as a villain lol. Who wouldn't go see that!!
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5:34AM on 09/25/2015
I'm in the " No Englund? No Freddy!" camp, but he can't play the role forever. It will always be tough to see someone else play the role, but i rather see a GOOD and SCARY Freddy movie, than no Freddy movie at all.
I'm in the " No Englund? No Freddy!" camp, but he can't play the role forever. It will always be tough to see someone else play the role, but i rather see a GOOD and SCARY Freddy movie, than no Freddy movie at all.
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9:12AM on 09/25/2015
Why do we need someone to play Freddy!? Why can't people come up with new, modern horror villains?
Why do we need someone to play Freddy!? Why can't people come up with new, modern horror villains?
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10:35PM on 09/24/2015
No...just no.
No...just no.
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7:50PM on 09/24/2015
No Englund, no Freddy. Don't even bother with a remake of Part Three considering how much of a trainwreck the reboot was for the original film.
No Englund, no Freddy. Don't even bother with a remake of Part Three considering how much of a trainwreck the reboot was for the original film.
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7:20PM on 09/24/2015

Freddy's dead.

Let him rest in peace.
Let him rest in peace.
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7:13PM on 09/24/2015
I think they'd be surprised at how much dough they'd rake in if they just did another Robert Englund sequel.
I think they'd be surprised at how much dough they'd rake in if they just did another Robert Englund sequel.
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6:29PM on 09/24/2015
Dokken rocks!!!!Sorry. Showing my age......
I would love to see what someone could do with a Robert Englund Freddie. As it is I think it would all just be a retread. Setting aside the first one Dream Warriors has always been one of my favorites.
Dokken rocks!!!!Sorry. Showing my age......
I would love to see what someone could do with a Robert Englund Freddie. As it is I think it would all just be a retread. Setting aside the first one Dream Warriors has always been one of my favorites.
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