Blumhouse founder Jason Blum has mentioned he would haven’t any hassle convincing Robert Englund to reprise his iconic position as Freddy Krueger in a brand new A Nightmare On Elm Road movie if he needed to – regardless of the actor having beforehand indicated such a return could be unlikely.
“I may make him come again,” Blum instructed Display Rant in a brand new interview printed yesterday (June 20). “I may get anybody again. I imply, Ellen Burstyn was 87, I acquired her again in [the upcoming sequel to] The Exorcist.”
“Yeah, 75 [years old] – he’s younger,” Blum added, referring to Englund.
Blumhouse has been some of the critically and commercially profitable movie studios of current years, with hits – largely within the horror style – together with Paranormal Exercise, Insidious, The Purge, Get Out, Us, Halloween, and The Invisible Man.
Again in 2019, it was reported that the property of Nightmare On Elm Road creator Wes Craven was trying into a brand new film and TV present primarily based on the horror basic.
Craven’s property reclaimed the rights to the movie earlier that yr. Based on Bloody Disgusting, after the acquisition, they’d been taking a look at pitches for each a film remake and a TV present more likely to air on streaming service HBO Max. Thus far, Samuel Bayer’s 2010 remake, additionally titled A Nightmare On Elm Road, stays the most recent movie entry within the franchise.
Extra just lately, Stranger Issues paid tribute to A Nightmare On Elm Road in an episode of the present’s new fourth season.
Govt producer and director Shawn Levy opened up about casting Englund as Victor Creel within the turning level of the brand new season of the Netflix collection.
“There’s a closeup of [Creel] scratching his fingernails on the desk in his cell,” Levy mentioned to Leisure Weekly of the primary scene between Victor and Nancy and Robin, nodding to Krueger’s metallic blades hooked up to his fingers.