Back in 2015 we reported that a new Nightmare on Elm Street reboot was in the works. Last August we confirmed that David Leslie Johnson (Orphan, The Conjuring 2) will be penning the script. After that, very little was mentioned about the reboot, until now.
When news came that Johnson will writing The Conjuring 3, fans and new sites took to IMDb to learn that Johnson is still attached to the film and that the plot had been “leaked”, or so they were supposed to believe. The reality is that anyone can edit IMDb. The plot is 100% fake, thankfully. It’s a terrible plot. One thing we do know is that sadly, it’s not likely that we will see Robert Englund reprise his role as Freddy. It just won’t be the same without Englund.
The faux plot:
“When Brandon Higgins begins to appear in other people’s dreams at will, he has no idea that he is the illegitimate son of Freddy Krueger. Recently moving back to Elm Street, Brenton discovers his hidden past and finds himself on a collision cause with Freddy himself. Brenton is pursued by a mysterious secret government agency, led by Professor Matthew Luk. They want his gift. What they don’t know is that they will get Kruger, with hell to play.”
The reboot is still in the works, but won’t be arriving any time soon. New Line is concentration on their IT reboot as well as the expansion of The Conjuring franchise.