DANIEL ISN’T REAL Director Dreams of Remaking One of Horror’s Biggest Franchises
You might not be familiar with the name Adam Egypt Mortimer, but you will be! The director’s latest feature film, Daniel Isn’t Real, has been tearing up the festival circuit. And while Daniel Isn’t Real will likey lead to future gigs for Mortimer, there’s one horror property he dreams of tackling: A Nightmare on Elm Street.
Mortimer made the revelation on Twitter when a fan nominated him for the job of Dream Master!
At present, New Line is not actively developing a new Nightmare on Elm Street reboot, but rumblings suggest the studio plans to revisit the property by 2021. Time will tell.
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You can check out the synopsis and trailer for Daniel Isn’t Real below.
Mortimer directed Daniel Isn’t Real from a screenplay penned by Brian DeLeeuw (based on his novel of the same name); the film stars Patrick Schwarzenegger, Miles Robbins, Sasha Lane, Hannah Marks, and Mary Stuart. Look for Daniel Isn’t Real in theaters, On Demand, and Digital beginning December 6th.
Troubled college freshman Luke (Robbins) suffers a violent family trauma and resurrects his childhood imaginary friend Daniel (Schwarzenegger) to help him cope. Charismatic and full of manic energy, Daniel helps Luke to achieve his dreams, before pushing him to the very edge of sanity and into a desperate struggle for control of his mind — and his soul.
What do you think of the trailer and synopsis for Daniel Isn’t Real? Do you think Adam Egypt Mortimer would make a good director for a new Nightmare on Elm Street reboot? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.