Producer Brad Fuller Talks Elm Street Sequel Status
SyFy recently published an interview with Platinum Dunes producer Brad Fuller, who talked about The First Purge, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, the horror genre, and more. The topic of a sequel to Platinum Dunes’ remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street came up and Fuller answered the following:
I would always want to do another Nightmare Elm Street, but there have been no conversations about that at all. I have not heard that. I would love to hear that.
The concept of, “if you die in your sleep, you die in real life,” is something that is so relatable. Then, you put it in the context of the great actors who have played Freddy Krueger and it’s a home run.
Fuller continued by discussing what went right and wrong with their take on Freddy Krueger and reimagining the original A Nightmare on Elm Street:
I think we nailed the casting. We put Rooney Mara in her first studio movie. She’s such an amazing actress. She’s been nominated for Academy Awards and she was the right actress to play that role. I really felt great about that cast. Jackie Earl Haley stepped into some very big shoes and was very committed. It’s hard because when you have a movie like that come out, you get so many reactions. Some people will react to the wardrobe. At the end of the day, I can say about every movie I have ever made. If it was scarier, people would like it more.
That was the story we were telling, it was a beautiful looking movie. I like the scares. I was surprised at the negative reactions it was getting. I’m proud of that movie. I thought the visual effects were really good. To me, it felt elevated in terms of the way it looked and the way director Samuel Bayer shot it. It felt like an elegant movie. As a producer, it’s like asking me what the problems are with my kids. I guess I know them, but I want to think they are great. I really did love making that movie and when it came out, I was very proud of it. Up until that date, that was our most successful film at the box office, so it was hard to feel that the movie didn’t work in the way that some of the tweets made it feel.
You can read the interview in its entirety here.