Why concentrate on establishing new horror franchises when you can just recycle old ones? That’s the plan at New Line anyway, as A Nightmare on Elm Street reboot is in the works. Freddy Krueger was last seen in the disappointing 2010 movie starring Jackie Earle Haley.

That terrible reboot will be ignored by this one though, and David Leslie Johnson (who was recently hired to write the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons movie) is set to pen the script.

No plot details are available at this stage as it’s still early days, but Freddy will no doubt remain the focus. After all, his original 1984 movie – directed by Wes Craven – was a huge hit, spawning eight follow-up of varying quality, novels, comic books, and a plethora of toys.

A Nightmare on Elm Street isn’t the only classic horror series getting the reboot treatment however. Halloween Returns is currently set to be released next year, a Friday the 13th sequel is also due in 2016, as is a Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel titled Leatherface.

Horror remakes aren’t always bad of course. You can find our list of favourites by clicking here. Be sure to stay tuned to HeyUGuys for much more on this movie’s development.