That's right folks, when in talks with the guys over at bloodydisgusting.com, Mr Fuller said that he would jump at the chance to bring the horror icon back to our screens once again. Platinum Dunes are currently working on their second part of the 'Friday the 13th' reboot, but hope to be able to move on to Mr Krueger's story again after filming is completed.
During the interview, Platinum Dunes producer Brad Fuller said that the Elm Street series is currently in a state of 'hibernation' and that yes, they definitely want to return to it after their other projects are out the way.
It feels like it's hibernating. But we’re horror fans first and producers second, and any opportunity to work with Freddy Krueger or Jason Voorhees or Leatherface we’re going to jump at. I get so many tweets and emails blaming us for not making those movies. But if there was a story to tell and a studio that wanted us to tell it, we would do it in a second. And that’s the case with A Nightmare on Elm Street. We’d love to go back. There’s so much more story to be explored by Freddy.
But then again, the horror climate has changed so substantially since we made that movie in 2009. By the standards of that day it was an inexpensive movie. But when you compare it to The Purge or Ouija, that was an expensive movie. And I would be hesitant to try and do a Nightmare on Elm Street movie or a Friday the 13th movie on the same budget that we do the Purge movies on. I think we would let down our fans.
I think this sounds pretty promising to me. Mr Fuller clearly wants to be able to have a pretty decent budget for the film, and doesn't want to let down life long Elm Street fans - so although we may have to wait for a while to see any clear signs that production is definitely happening, we can be sure to have high hopes.
I've gotta be honest, I wasn't a massive fan of the remake - but look at it this way - it could have been worse. Much worse. Although I admit that no one will ever be able to play Freddy Krueger like Robert Englund, I think we may just need to accept that we will not be seeing him play the role again, and will just have to get used to another actor. I feel that even though Jackie was not necessarily born to play the role, he did a pretty decent job considering what he was up against - saying this, he definitely botched up the voice! As for the makeup, well it really wasn't his fault was it? Plus (sorry Englund fans) he really did look like a burn victim.
You never know what could happen, maybe a different actor would take on the role again, or maybe Jackie will make some improvements. Time will only tell, and I think after getting such negative fan reviews from the first remake, a lot of effort will be put in to a new one, so for the time being, I look forward to hearing the latest news.
So what are your thoughts, are you excited at the thought of a new Elm Street movie, or do you still refuse to watch a different actor play the iconic role? Tell me in the comments below!