A Nightmare on Elm Street writer-director Wes Craven’s estate recently snagged back the rights to the series from New Line and have begun taking pitches for both a new feature film and also for a possible HBO Max series.
And Doctor Sleep and The Haunting of Hill House director Mike Flanagan says he has a pitch he’d like to present.
Flanagan tweets, “Put me in, coach… I’ve got a pitch!”
Bring it on, I say! We’ll let you know when we hear more.
Meanwhile, in Wes Craven’s classic slasher film, several Midwestern teenagers fall prey to Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund), a disfigured midnight mangler who preys on the teenagers in their dreams — which, in turn, kills them in reality.
After investigating the phenomenon, Heather Langenkamp begins to suspect that a dark secret kept by her and her friends’ parents may be the key to the mystery, but can Nancy and her boyfriend (Johnny Depp) solve the puzzle before it’s too late?
Written and directed by Wes Craven, A Nightmare on Elm Street was produced by Robert Shaye and starred John Saxon, Ronee Blakley, Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss, Nick Corri, Johnny Depp, and Robert Englund as Freddy Kreuger.
New Line Cinema released it back on November 9, 1984.