Very few consider themselves fans of the 2010 remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street, and the reaction to the film was so poor that it’s being thrown entirely out the window in favor of another reboot. According to rumors Robert Englund has heard, New Line’s plans could be quite interesting.
In an interview with Red Carpet News TV, the horror icon spoke about the second attempt to bring Freddy Krueger back to the big screen, and his own speculation is that it’s not actually going to be a remake of the original film at all. But rather, he posits, a remake of its best sequel.
“Well, I left America before this really sort of hit the tweets, and my only knowledge or gossip is that apparently they approached Tuesday Knight – she’s the young actress from Nightmare on Elm Street part 4, who replaced Patricia Arquette,” Englund told the site. “I was trying to think ‘what does that mean?’ They can’t possibly be remaking Nightmare on Elm Street part 1 again – they just did that. I think they may be remaking Nightmare on Elm Street part 3.”
“This is all speculation,” Englund was quick to clarify. “Part 3, Dream Warriors, is the most successful film, and the most popular of the franchise. And it would make sense for them on a kind of Nightmare on Elm Street cinematic pun, to hire Tuesday to play the mother in part 3, Patricia Arquette’s mother, because that would mean she’s playing her own mother. Obviously Tuesday’s older now, it kind of makes sense. So that’s my theory.”
“They’re not gonna bring me back for Freddy, but perhaps they would bring me back in a cameo as the elderly dream expert at the local clinic for dream analysis or dream therapy or something like that,” he went on to mention. “Maybe they would be smart or wise enough to capitalize on that.”
Listen to the full interview below, where Englund also spews his thoughts on the 2010 remake.