A couple of days ago horror outlet BloodyDisgusting revealed that the Wes Craven estate was open to new film pitches for A Nightmare On Elm Street.
During a recent interview with Doctor Sleep director Mike Flanagan on their podcast, he reveals he has an idea that he wants to pitch but stops short of elaborating what that might be.
FLANAGAN: “I’ve got a killer idea.”
“[I’m] dying to get in there to pitch it. If I got to do this it would be so cool.”
It’s certainly interesting given Flanagan’s previous projects dealing with ghosts and would certainly be in his wheelhouse after tackling a sequel to The Shining with Doctor Sleep.
The horror franchise created by Wes Craven was created back in 1984 and follows Freddy Krueger, a child killer that is burned alive and returns to kill the children (mostly teens) of Elm Street in their dreams.
Sequels had varying quality and chugged along for decades. It eventually led to a Freddy vs Jason crossover from New Line Cinema and a reboot starring Jackie Earle (Watchmen) Haley that people barely remember even exists.
The property has been collecting dust on the shelf along with Friday The 13th.
Flanagan is currently involved with The Haunting of Bly Manor a sequel series to Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House.
Personally, I’d be interested in seeing them making a retcon sequel to A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors and having a little more fun with the source material. Rather than just making a doom-and-gloom reboot/remake.
During a hallucinatory incident, young Kristen Parker (Patricia Arquette) has her wrists slashed by dream-stalking monster Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund). Her mother, mistaking the wounds for a suicide attempt, sends Kristen to a psychiatric ward, where she joins a group of similarly troubled teens. One of the doctors there is Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp), who had battled Freddy some years before. Nancy senses a potential in Kristen to rid the world of Freddy once and for all.
SOURCE: BLOODY DISGUSTING