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Platinum Dunes Talks A Nightmare Elm Street Sequel, Possibility of 3D

While in attendance at the press junket for the upcoming Platinum Dunes redux of the classic A Nightmare on Elm Street, Dread Central had a chance to catch up with both Brad Fuller and Andrew Form of Platinum Dunes and director Samuel Bayer to talk about what lies in the future of their brand-new Nightmare franchise.

And we all know what that means. Sequel talk.

Platinum Dunes is very open to the possibility of a Nightmare sequel,” said Form. “It would be amazing to work with Jackie and the cast again. Unfortunately, as far as we know right now, Sam wouldn’t be back to direct the follow-up, but we’d love to come back to Elm Street because Freddy always has a story to tell. We definitely left ourselves open for a sequel so it would be a great privilege to get to do another Nightmare film.”

Platinum Dunes Talks A Nightmare  Elm Street Sequel, Possibility of 3D (click for larger image)With Platinum Dunes announcing some time back their intentions to shoot a Friday the 13th sequel in 3D, we asked the pair as to whether or not they’d love to get Freddy on the big screen in all his 3D glory.

Fuller said, “I think that making the Nightmare sequel in 3D is a bigger discussion than for right here in this room. We think that 3D movies have to be designed and written as such. If Eric (Heisserer) and Wesley (Strick) came to us with a Nightmare sequel script that is for a 3D movie, we’d be fools not to make it.”

Using 3D for a Nightmare sequel has to work conceptually for us, though. I don’t want to shoehorn the story just so we can use 3D technology. I do really think this movie and the visual style would work well within a 3D environment, though, so you never know,” Fuller added.

One surprising moment during the junket came when Bayer mentioned to the press that perhaps his decision to not return to the Nightmare franchise may not be so final.

Originally I know it was said I wouldn’t be back for a sequel, but in this business, never say never,” explained Bayer. “I still think as a filmmaker, since this is my first feature-length film, that I have a little catching up to do so I’d like to try other things first. But don’t rule me out just yet if there is a sequel. You never know how things work out. I’d love to do it again.


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  • DREAM-WARRIOR-56

    Can’t wait for the remake…can’t wait for the sequel!

    “Welcome to my nightmare”

    • Terminal

      I’m assuming you’re an NOES fan.
      ———-
      “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

      • Emy

        Or not… (I’m not assuming anything though.)

        I personally am a huge fan of the Elm Street series and I am not, let me repeat I am not looking forward to the remake. I will see it eventually, but I am in no hurry. I might be too big of a fan of Robert Englund (as Freddy and in other parts).

  • FireRam

    And maybe Dokken can do the soundtrack!!!!! LOL

  • Terminal

    An upcoming sequel is about as surprising as an upcoming remake.
    ———-
    “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”