There have been some rumors swirling around the Net for awhile about a new reincarnation of A Nightmare On Elm Street. The folks at Fear.net had a chance to chat with Freddy himself, Robert Englund, while he was promoting his latest directorial effort, Killer Pad, and he offered some tidbits on his interest in a possible new Elm Street flick.
Recently there has been some buzz online about a new Nightmare on Elm Street film. Have you heard anything about this?
"I don't know if it's going to be Nightmare on Elm Street the original remake-which is not a bad idea especially with the success of Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Halloween-and get some new director to breathe new life into it. I always thought there was room for a prequel. I would be interested in being in that! It's funny because they are all good. Texas Chainsaw Massacre the original was great and the original Halloween was great and some people even think that the original Nightmare on Elm Street is the best of them all. I don't know if you'd want to remake it but it all happens sooner or later. There have been some spin-offs talked about with Freddy and Jason and Michael Myers which is interesting but maybe that's kind of silly. Maybe one was enough. At one time there had been a prequel to Nightmare on Elm Street. I haven't read that script but I heard things about it that John McNaughton the director of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer might direct it. That was kind of interesting. That's the one I would be interested in being involved with."
"Well yeah because I'd obviously get to do it without the make up. Even though I'm getting old I'm not getting too old to play Freddy. I always figured by the time he was all burned and everything I figured he was in his 40's anyway. I could pull that off. It's going to be interesting to see what they do with it."