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Platinum Dunes' Brad Fuller talks expanding Nightmare on Elm Street

07.18.2014by: Kevin Woods

We've known for a while that a new FRIDAY THE 13th film is coming our way and yesterday we shared the latest info on the status of the project as Platinum Dunes producer Brad Fuller explained that they're still working on the story to bring Jason Voorhees back to the big screen. In an interview with our brothers in blood over at Bloody Disgusting Fuller also revealed that he'd 'love to go back' to expanding the story of another one of horrors biggest icons, Freddy Krueger.

While there is no question that Robert Englund will always be Freddy for fans of the long-running A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET series, I felt that Jackie Earle Haley did an admirable job in Platinum Dunes' remake a few years back. Sure, the remake was a far cry from being anything remotely as good as the original film (read The Arrow's take on the remake HERE), but we've always been down for seeing Freddy return in a sequel. Who knows? With the right director and a tighter script it could be worth doing. Platinum Dunes' Brad Fuller shared that he's intrigued by the idea of going forward with another film in the franchise, and when asked if a continuation of the series is hibernating he shared...

It feels like its 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 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.

Does that mean there is hope to see another chapter in the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET series? Would you even want another film without Englund donning the iconic make-up? To be straight with ya, I wouldn't mind another go-around with Freddy. I say bring it on. But what do you think? Hit us in the comments below and let us know if you'd be game for another sequel/reboot or if they should just leave it alone.

Extra Tidbit: Would you be up for another A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET film or should they just leave Freddy alone?



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