Rumours are buzzing once again about a new Freddy Krueger movie happening sometime in the near future, and if they’re smart, New Line will strike while the horror iron is still hot. A while back there was talk of a Nightmare on Elm Street prequel to be directed by John McNaughton (Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer) . While that project seems to have fallen by the wayside, there are now two strong possibilities for a new Freddy flick shaping up. The first is a sequel that involves a young couple who move into a new house that just happens to be Freddy’s old stomping grounds. Yawn. However, the other possibility is another Freddy vs. movie, where his next challenger just might be… (are you ready for this?) Michael Myers!
I have to admit, Freddy vs. Jason was a lot better than it had any business being, and I’d be happy to see another. “Freddy vs. Michael” seems more feasible than “Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash” or whatever crappy crossover was most recently being dreamed up by a bunch of fanboys. To me, it actually seems like it could work as a movie, and John Carpenter is reportedly trying to help wade through some of the red tape to make it happen. The big question here is, what would this mean for the upcoming Halloween remake? Word is that New Line wants a new Freddy movie out by late 2007, and if Rob Zombie’s new take on the franchise hits theatres in October, it just won’t make sense for Michael Myers to show up on screen again a month later. You’d think they’d only do another “vs.” movie with a franchise that has been dormant for a while and is begging to be dusted off (granted, there aren’t many of those left anymore). What do you think, is Freddy vs. Michael something you’d like to see? And will it actually happen?» Related Link: Dark Horizons