The Hollywood Reporter has Wesley Strick signed on to write the update to the Freddy Kruger franchise.

The new project will keep the high school setting and delve deeper in the psychology of nightmares and Krueger himself. The plan is to have a dark tone. The company hopes to have the movie ready for the 25th anniversary of the original.

Strick has previously penned Arachnophobia and Cape Fear.

via THR

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  1. July 23, 2008 at 9:42 am — Reply

    Englund involved? No one else can play Freddie…srsly.

  2. mosdef
    July 23, 2008 at 1:21 pm — Reply

    this is gonna suck, i think they should stop while they are ahead. freddy vs. jason just came out a few years ago, let him die with that horrible,horrible movie…

  3. steviecool
    July 24, 2008 at 9:28 am — Reply

    How hard is it to write these things? Kids fall asleep, Freddy attacks. One or two survive after apparently defeating Freddy.

    You just need the Family Guy Sea-Critter Idea Tank for new kids with new hobbies, and that’s that.

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