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Robert Englund Talks Nightmare on Elm Street Sequel Idea

By Brian Gallagher — October 10th, 2016

We reported last year that New Line Cinema is planning yet another reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street, following the 2010 reboot that starred Jackie Earle Haley as the iconic Freddy Krueger. We haven't heard any specific updates on that project quite yet, and we don't know for sure if it is still moving forward. Today we have word from the original Freddy Krueger, Robert Englund, who has a very interesting idea for his own movie sequel.

Florida Today recently spoke with the horror legend, who shed some light on a sequel idea he has for the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. This is certainly not a reboot, since it would tie into all of Freddy's previous victims, in an interesting way. Here's what Robert Englund had to say below.

"If I was in control of my own Nightmare on Elm Street movie, I have an idea I would have liked to see. I thought it would be great if the children of previous victims, or just kids who grew up hearing stories about Freddy Krueger, were each haunted by their own version of Freddy Krueger. Kids who grew up hearing stories about this Freddy Krueger guy and the awful things he did envisioned him in their own way, and that is the version that begins to haunt them. Some people may picture him as stout, another might envision him as tall & thin, another with a different hat, or a different sweater. He could have different gloves, or even a glove with small razor blades as referred to in the first movie. It would be neat to see very different interpretations of Freddy Krueger based on the child's vision of who or what Freddy was to them. After all, each person's subconscious would picture him in a totally different way."

Last year, Robert Englund expressed his desire to see a prequel for A Nightmare on Elm Street. We haven't heard anything further about the New Line Cinema reboot, but our initial report claimed that no producers were on board at the time. The 2010 reboot was produced by Platinum Dunes' Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller, but we still don't know if they're involved in this project.

Back in August, Kevin Bacon teased on Twitter that he would like to play Freddy Krueger in the reboot. New Line hasn't set a release date for their A Nightmare on Elm Street reboot, and we don't know if there is currently a writer or director attached to this quite yet. The 2010 reboot only pulled in $63 million domestic and $115.6 million worldwide from a $35 million budget, which isn't a complete failure, but isn't a massive success either. It remains to be seen if yet another reboot can bring the franchise back to its former glory.

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