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Platinum Dunes' Brad Fuller talks expanding Nightmare on Elm Street

Jul. 18, 2014by: Kevin Woods
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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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9:45AM on 07/19/2014

Englund first! Always!

Like the others, I found the remake OK. One thing about the remake I thought they were going with was that Freddy was innocent and the parents killed him unjustly. I think that would have made the movie and overall story MUCH better. Having him come back and killing those kids out of spite for the parents that killed him, I think would have added a lot "weight" to the movie. More Freddy is never a bad thing.
Like the others, I found the remake OK. One thing about the remake I thought they were going with was that Freddy was innocent and the parents killed him unjustly. I think that would have made the movie and overall story MUCH better. Having him come back and killing those kids out of spite for the parents that killed him, I think would have added a lot "weight" to the movie. More Freddy is never a bad thing.
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6:21AM on 07/19/2014
The remake was alright - not good but not bad either. It stays under the original Nightmare on Elm Street movie. If they make another Freddy movie, get Robert Englund back. He IS Freddy Krueger.
The remake was alright - not good but not bad either. It stays under the original Nightmare on Elm Street movie. If they make another Freddy movie, get Robert Englund back. He IS Freddy Krueger.
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4:29AM on 07/19/2014
I think that a lower budget for this studio would be beneficial. One of the problems of the first movie is that it relied too heavily on CGI. You always knew when you are in a dream world because of the crazy shit going down. If they can pull back on that, they could re-introduce the suspense of the early films when most of the time you weren't really sure if the characters are asleeo or awake.
I think that a lower budget for this studio would be beneficial. One of the problems of the first movie is that it relied too heavily on CGI. You always knew when you are in a dream world because of the crazy shit going down. If they can pull back on that, they could re-introduce the suspense of the early films when most of the time you weren't really sure if the characters are asleeo or awake.
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2:02AM on 07/19/2014

I'm Ok with this but....

in the remake they intentionally make Krueger's makeup to look like a Lion... it just doesnt work. Please
Krueger is a burn victim not a lion... see burn victims to get that makeup right... why spend so much time in the real world when they can capitalize on THE DREAM WORLD which if done correctly is so much more fascinating than the crap we've been shown thus far.
in the remake they intentionally make Krueger's makeup to look like a Lion... it just doesnt work. Please
Krueger is a burn victim not a lion... see burn victims to get that makeup right... why spend so much time in the real world when they can capitalize on THE DREAM WORLD which if done correctly is so much more fascinating than the crap we've been shown thus far.
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8:11PM on 07/18/2014
I really enjoyed the ANOES remake. I thought that Haley was able to make Freddy menacing again. Don't get me wrong I am a huge fan of the original movies with Englund but I felt that Haley definitely did the character justice and I would love to see him come back and make a sequel.
I really enjoyed the ANOES remake. I thought that Haley was able to make Freddy menacing again. Don't get me wrong I am a huge fan of the original movies with Englund but I felt that Haley definitely did the character justice and I would love to see him come back and make a sequel.
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2:58PM on 07/18/2014
Him saying that they wouldn't want to do a microbudget F13 film gives me a little hope that it won't be found footage. A little.
Him saying that they wouldn't want to do a microbudget F13 film gives me a little hope that it won't be found footage. A little.
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