A fan-made poster has led to speculation that a new Nightmare on Elm Street 8 could hit theaters in 2024.
Is Nightmare on Elm Street 8 happening?
A rumor surfaced on social media featuring a poster and a synopsis suggesting that a brand new installment of Nightmare on Elm Street titled Freddy’s Nightmares is set to premiere in 2024.
A supposed summary of it Nightmare on Elm Street 8: Freddy’s Nightmares, which received thousands of likes and impressions from excited Facebook fans, talked about the long-awaited return of Robert Englund as horror icon Freddy Krueger. The film reportedly deals with the origins of a young Freddy, showing how his parents abused him while also teasing his ties to “ancient demonic power” which could have influenced his future killing spree in the dreams of his victims.
To top it off, a fan-made poster also surfaced, highlighting a terrifying look at Robert Englund’s Freddy Krueger:
Despite the hype surrounding this news Nightmare on Elm Road movie, this rumor is not true. Englund said Variety in May 2023 that is “Too big and fat to play Freddy now:”
“I’m too big and fat to play Freddy now. I just can’t do fight scenes for more than one take anymore, I have a bad neck, a bad back and arthritis in my right wrist.”
However, Englund admitted that “I would like to come” as the horror icon in a future film:
“So I have to call it quits, but I’d love to go.”
Will the Nightmare on Elm Street 8 movie ever be released?
There is no need for new Nightmare on Elm Street movie is in the works, but there was an exciting update to the franchise in 2015.
In August 2015, The wrap shared that New Line Cinema began developing a new film for the horror franchise after it aired Orphan and Aquaman screenwriter David Leslie Johnson to write the screenplay.
It was also reported that a younger actor will be taking on the role of Freddy Krueger in the new project. Robert Englund portrayed the dream killer in eight films and a television series before Jackie Earle Haley played the character in the 2010 reboot.
Unfortunately, the alleged Nightmare on Elm Street 8 The film never got past the development stage. The rights to the film eventually reverted to creator Wes Craven’s estate in 2019.
In November 2019, Bloody Disgusting claimed that the estate was actively scouting sites for potential projects based on Nightmare on Elm Street privilege.
The site noted that the estate sought “Lots for Feature Films” and a potential HBO Max series tied to the iconic franchise.
Interestingly, Mike Flanaganwho is known for his film adaptations and works such as The Haunting of Hill House, Midnight Liturgyand The Fall of the House of Usher, expressed interest in doing a Nightmare on Elm Street project in November 2019:
“Put me in, coach… I’ve got a pitch!
For now, however, fans are still waiting to see if there is any news Nightmare on Elm Street the movie will turn from dream to reality.
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