The other day Pit of Horror posted an interview with Robert Englund, who is best known as Freddy Krueger in New Line Cinema's A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. It's no secret that New Line has been working on a prequel to the films, which would tell the story behind the capture of the child-killer. Here at B-D we've known for quite sometime who would be directing the Nightmare on Elm Street Prequel, but we were sworn to secrecy - so we can confirm that Icon's report that John (Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer) McNaughton is in talks to helm the highly anticipated prequel! Read on for the goods...
Robert tells Pit of Horror, "I will tell you that John (Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer) McNaughton is tapped to direct. I think it should go the "CSI" route and be sort of like a docu-drama that shows his crimes against the children. Then you cast two of the greatest character actors you can find to play the lawyers that get him off. Then of course it leads up to Freddy being burned alive."
No word yet on when we'll see the film, assuming it gets off the ground. Right now let's focus on Platinum Dunes' remake of Friday the 13th.