Freddy Krueger will be receiving a makeover in the in-the-works remake of Nightmare On Elm Street.
But, don't worry horror fans, producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form promise to keep the spirit of the iconic dreamkiller intact.
"Freddy is an iconic character like Jason, and when we've made these movies we haven't deviated from the way [the characters] look. Jason and Leatherface look the same and I'm sure with Freddy it'll hold true. I do think we can safely say that in Texas Chainsaw the chainsaw was the weapon, in Friday the machete is the weapon for Jason, and in Nightmare there is no changing the glove."
He jokingly added, "There will be the sweater. We're not going to have him coming out in an Izod."
They will not, however, be employing the same actor to portray Freddy, saying that the original's Robert Englund is too old for the part, and the "new version of the character needs a new energy."
But the biggest challenge will be devising Freddy's crimes. In the original, the kids uncovered them without the use of Google. They want to make the discovery fit the times.
The other challenge is finding a director (since one is not yet attached) whose visual style can make the transitions through the dreams as seamless as possible.
Hope they find one soon!
Production is scheduled to begin in the spring in the suburbs of Chicago.