2. Don't just do a retread.
The 2010 remake suffered in part thanks to its over-reliance on paying homage to the "greatest hits" from the original film, from the levitation murder sequence to the iconic bathtub scene (see above). Sorry, but that's boring. Why does Freddy have to go after white suburban teenagers, for example? Why not set the remake in a multi-cultural urban landscape? Hell, why not make Freddy a woman even? (Frederica?) I'd also love to see an overtly surrealistic sensibility brought to the dream sequences, an approach that hasn't been exploited to its fullest potential in the previous films. And for the love of god, let's ditch the origin story this time around (we all know it!). The slasher genre's most inventive franchise deserves an update that will take us in wild and unexpected directions.