It’s been unclear over the years with what exactly is going on for the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise and its iconic villain Freddy Krueger. While the series luckily isn’t in as much legal turmoil as Friday the 13th is, it’s worth noting that the last update was that Wes Craven’s estate reclaimed US rights to the original film. Now it turns out SpectreVision producers Elijah Wood and Daniel Noah are showing interest in the Nightmare on Elm Street property.
The two recently spoke with Coming Soon, and emphasized their desire to take on the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise and reintroduce it to modern audiences.
“We have long fantasized having a crack at Nightmare on Elm Street,” Noah told the site. “So has Adam Egypt Mortimer, who we just made Daniel Isn’t Real with. That film and Elm Street have somewhat obscure but still tangible similarities of dream worlds. As people have been seeing Daniel Isn’t Real, interestingly, there’s been a little movement on Twitter for Adam Mortimer to take over Nightmare on Elm Street. 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 also chimed in, “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. It’s also interesting to think about what could we do with a franchise like that which reinvents itself or creates something that is playing with the tone and key of the franchise, but is doing it differently or taking it in a slightly new direction. It’s a fun way to think about those things.”
“You don’t want to shake up a formula that’s working. But on the flipside, when you’re just repeating the same formula, it’s kind of diminishing returns,” Noah added. “They already did that well, is our point of view. That’s been handled. What are other avenues, what are other neighborhoods in this world that can be used or investigated?”
It’s good to hear that other filmmakers are just as eager to bring Nightmare on Elm Street back as its many fans are. Hopefully that means we’ll get a new film sooner rather than later if the need for Freddy’s return continues to build. Especially if a potential new Elm Street from SpectreVision could be in the cards.
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Source: Coming Soon