After raking in over 32 million dollars last weekend are we really surprised that A Nightmare on Elm Street sequel is in our future? The production team behind the Freddy Krueger remake recently spoke to the folks over at Dread Central about a follow up to the movie and the possible addition of 3D.
At the official press junket for the film, producer Brad Fuller discussed about how much he’d love to do another Elm Street movie because he feels that “Freddy always has a story to tell.” This was his outlook BEFORE the film was crowned the box office champ so we know can only imagine what ideas are stirring in his head today.
As for the 3D trend that continues to suck the life out of every movie within a 3 month radius, Fuller’s not completely opposed to releasing a sequel in the format.
We think that 3D movies have to be designed and written as such. If Eric (Heisserer) and Wesley (Strick) came to us with a Nightmare sequel script that is for a 3D movie, we’d be fools not to make it. Using 3D for a Nightmare sequel has to work conceptually for us, though. I don’t want to shoehorn the story just so we can use 3D technology. I do really think this movie and the visual style would work well within a 3D environment, though, so you never know.
We’ll give Platinum Dunes 5 whole dollars if they stay away from 3D. Wasn’t Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare released in 3D back in 1991? This franchise reboot is supposed to be fresh and new yet it sounds like they’re treading old waters again. A Nightmare on Elm Street wasn’t horrible but it was nowhere near as great as the original (read our review) and 3D isn’t going to change that.
Do you think there should be A Nightmare on Elm Street sequel? Should it be in 3D?