Reboots and sequels have become more and more popular, becoming more prevalent than original storylines. Horror films are an example of these timeless genre films with the ability to leave and come back, adding new fans while also bring back fans. Most recently, 2018 saw the successful return of ‘Halloween’, opening the door for a resurgence of other slasher flicks. Now Elijah Wood is openly expressing interest in bringing back Wes Craven’s famous ‘Nightmare on Elm Street.’
The last ‘Nightmare on Elm Street‘ film was the 2010 reboot, which wasn’t the best film to come out from the franchise, but it was a nice fresh film to bring the franchise back to life. Due to the low ratings and mostly negative reviews, it was obvious at the time that there would be no immediate sequel following up. In a joint interview with Daniel Noah and Wood who own a production company together, Noah spoke on some of his favorite horror projects and tells the publication:
“We’ve made no secret. We’ve been in touch with the rights holders many times. It’s a real dream project for us to have a chance to make a film in that franchise. And like I said, we have a very specific take on it. I think it would be very surprising and exciting to remake the franchise.”
Wood added to Noah’s comment:
“Yeah, and it definitely has that aspect of pie in the sky, of getting to play in a certain sandbox, you know? It’s a universe and a character and an idea that would be a fun sandbox to play in. It’s trying to do something different. With a lot of these classic horror films that have seen so many sequels, eventually it sort of plays itself out a little bit.”
I think that with the return of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode, there will be a desire to see more horror films from fans. That along with the right negotiations, there his a chance that we will see the return of ‘Nightmare on Elm Street.’ As long as the creative team has a passion for the Craven-created the universe, the next film featuring Freddy Krueger should be a good one!
Who would like to see another addition to the ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ franchise? Let me know in the comments!
Source: Bleeding Cool