Remember earlier this week when the Platinum Dunes solid reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street opened extremely well and then all the sudden there was talk of a 3D sequel? Well, all those talks may have been a bit premature. While producer Brad Fuller acknowledged to us in an interview this week that there may be something going on behind the scenes at New Line, he’s not intimately aware of any solid plans just yet.
So, what is the real status of Nightmare 2? “Yeah, I keep hearing about that from the internet and quotes. I can tell you that I have not received an official call from New Line where they’ve said, “Hey guys we’re moving ahead and doing another one.” Listen, I think it’s too soon to tell. The movie has been out for a week and lets see how the movie does then we’ll figure it out.”
As for now, not everything is set in stone as some are being led to believe. That of course doesn’t mean they’re not interested in doing a sequel. “Obviously we’re game. We love the character. At the end of the day, lets see what happens.” When I asked if the trades perhaps jumped the gun a bit early on those reports, Fuller said perhaps they are talking about a sequel. “They might be talking about it, but it just hasn’t come to us. It may be Warner Brothers, but I’m just telling you we haven’t gotten any word of that.”
One question that a few people have been asking is whether or not Samuel Bayer would return to direct. Bayer has said in the past he’s not very interested in doing a sequel and Fuller confirms this. “I don’t think Sam is gonna return. I don’t think Sam is interested in following up a remake with another… I think we were lucky to get him.”
I’m sure this weekend will serve as an indicator as to whether or not we’ll see that 3D sequel everyone is talking about. If it holds up and doesn’t have a big drop then expect to hear more news soon. It’s also not much of a surprise Bayer wouldn’t want to return. And though it’s a bit disappointing, considering his visual style really helped Nightmare standout a bit from most remakes, hopefully they’ll pick another director with an eye for unique visuals.