Despite the horrendous backlash the 2010 remake received, Warner Bros and New Line Cinema have teased fans recently with indications they’re ready to give a rebooted Nightmare on Elm Street franchise another shot. Though nothing is currently in the works, genre fan and journalist Nick Younker has launched a petition on Change.org.
The purpose of the petition is two-fold: 1) To inspire the big studios to get rolling in earnest, and 2) To ensure we get worthy thespian cast in the crucial role of Freddy Krueger. In the court of public opinion, Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects, Crepitus) has already been declared a worthy predecessor, capable of donning the infamous fedora and bladed glove.
The Petition reads:
Horror fans want a say in the remakes big studios are putting out, including who is cast in a remake of the treasured films we grew up on. This includes the rumored remake (attempt #2) of A Nightmare on Elm Street. We are a collective of social media users on Twitter that have weighed in on the casting of the new Fred Krueger, and we feel that only Bill Moseley can portray this character to our expectations. To Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema: if you’re viewers mean anything to you, may we suggest listening to our devoted community? For your consideration, we the people nominate Bill Moseley to be cast as Fred Krueger (not Freddy) in any future “Elm Street” franchise film.
If you agree that a Nightmare on Elm Street reboot should be a priority and that Moseley is the perfect man to wear the green and red sweater, add your signature to the petition, HERE.