Mike Flanagan Pitches New ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street Movie’
Mike Flanagan, the creator of horror series The Haunting of Hill House and Midnight Mass, has set his sights a little deeper into the horror world, with a cracking idea for a brand new A Nightmare on Elm Street Movie. However, the director just can’t get the project off the ground.
In an interview with Flanagan on the Script Apart podcast, the director spoke about the difficulties in starting a new Freddy Kreuger film.
“One of the franchises on my list forever has been A Nightmare on Elm Street. Boy, that would be fun. I have a whole take for it that I worked out a couple of years ago and my understanding is the rights situation for that title is so fraught, no one knows who controls it really, and no one knows who to pitch. So, I keep saying to my agents, “Send me in on A Nightmare on Elm Street” and they’re like, “We’d love to, but we have no idea who you should talk to!” And I’ve talked to… I spent almost a year of my life with Heather Langenkamp and we would talk about it. It’s like, nobody knows what to do.”
Heather Langenkamp is of course the star of A Nightmare on Elm Street, who features in three separate NOES films. However, it seems that the rights to the film are currently tied up, and not even the films leading lady can solve this knot.
A remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street in 2010 failed to light the fire that would resurrect Freddy Krueger back into a brand new franchise. Fans are still waiting for the next big film in the franchise, whether that be a reboot, remake or follow up. Howver, as or right now, there are still no concrete plans for anew film. Just give us more Freddy already.
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