According to The Risky Bsns. Blog at The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and New Line Cinema have hired Samuel Bayer to direct the reimagining of the Wes Craven classic A Nightmare on Elm Street, which will mark its 25th anniversary this year.
Bayer is known for his work in commercials and music videos, having won best director at the Video Music Awards and helming a host of iconic videos, including Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit and Blind Melon’s No Rain.
According to reports, the remake will feature strong story elements from the original, in which Krueger famously began haunting teenagers’ dreams, attacking them violently in their subconscious in ways that resulted in their real-life deaths.
Wesley Strick, (Cape Fear, Arachnophobia) is writing the script for the new film.