Wesley Strick, scriber of past movies such as 'Wolf', 'The Glass House' and 'Doom' has been given the job of writing the remake of 'A Nightmare on Elm Street'.
The original 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' was written and directed by Wes Craven and released in 1984, which centered on Freddy Krueger, a serial child killer murdered who returns with a burned face and razor glove to terrorize teens in their dreams.
The new project is reportedly going to have a much darker tone and deal more with the deeper psychology of nightmares and Freddy Krueger himself. And as previously reported Robert Englund (the original Freddy Krueger) will not return as the crazed child killer.
It is hoped that the remake will be ready for the 25th anniversary of the original 'Nightmare' next year. But I'm sure something like a special edition release would have been preferable for fans alike as opposed to remaking an absolute classic.