The creator of The Haunting of Hill House is willing to direct a remake, but… Who owns the rights to A Nightmare on Elm Street and Freddy Krueger?
It’s been more than a decade since a new film in the saga of ‘Nightmare in Elm street‘, leaving fans of the franchise wondering if another installment will ever be made. The creator of ‘The Haunting of Hill House‘, Mike Flanaganhas revealed that he is still interested in pitching his concept for the franchise, but doesn’t know who to contact to do so.
He has a whole idea that he came up with a couple of years ago, but the rights situation on that title is so delicate that no one knows who really controls it and no one knows who to offer it to. Warner Bros., owner of New Line Cinema, which released the original, appears to have the rights to the franchise, but Flanagan doesn’t know who to contact within the studio. In 2019, Flanagan had already expressed his enthusiasm to present his concept, but he has not yet been able to do so. Incredible!
Who owns the rights to Freddy Krueger?
“We’d love to, but we have no idea who you should talk to. I’ve spent almost a year of my life with one of the stars of Elm Street, Heather Langenkamp, and we talked about it. It’s like nobody knows what the hell to do.”
While Flanagan doesn’t have a clear answer on how to get the rights to develop his concept, he’s not the only one interested in reviving the iconic horror franchise. In 2018, it was announced that New Line Cinema, owned by Warner Bros, was in the early stages of development on a new ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ film with David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick writing the script. However, since then, no further details about the project have been released.
The latest update on the Nightmare on Elm Street Remake is that the film rights reverted to the estate of Wes Cravenwhich were looking to resurrect Freddy and pursue feature film pitches and concepts as it could be made into a TV series, with Englund reprising his role as the iconic Krueger.
Despite the uncertainty, Flanagan continues to tell his agents that he wants to work on the franchise. Only time will tell if Flanagan or some other filmmaker will manage to revive the franchise and bring Freddy Krueger back to our nightmares.
Fuente Scrip Apart
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