A Nightmare on Elm Street Reboot Wants Crawl Director Alexandre Aja?
Freddy Krueger may soon be back on the theaters, while new rumors suggest that Alexander Aja is considering restarting another reboot from A Nightmare on Elm Street. According to a new report, the director is one of the few names currently under study to lead the next planned reconfiguration of the series. To be clear, such a project is not yet officially in production and it remains to be seen if it will get the green light and if Aja will be on board. However, as the success of Halloween has resulted in a resurgence of popularity for classic slasher movies, it seems like it's only a matter of time before Freddy returns to the big screen.
The latest film from Aja, Crawl, is now in theaters. The ecological horror film takes place in the midst of a gigantic hurricane that turns out to be the least of a woman's problems when floodwaters bring gigantic alligators. In addition, Aja is well known in the horror community for many of his other genre projects. Some of his earlier titles include High Tension Mirrors Piranha 3D and Horns . Curiously, Aja also directed the 2006 remake of The Hills Have Eyes which means that he even had previous experience in restarting Wes Craven's movies. Although it did not reach the heights of Halloween it is worth noting The Hills Have Eyes is one of the horror remakes the most welcome of the new millennium.
The original Elm Street film was written and directed by Wes Craven. It was released for the first time in 1984, years after Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees carved out a place for slasher films in the horror genre. For this slasher, Craven introduces a new twist by making Freddy Krueger kill teenagers in their dreams. This created a new kind of fear for horror movie fans, as there always seemed to be no way out of Freddy's wrath. We must all fall asleep from time to time, right? With Robert Englund in the role of Freddy and Heather Langenkamp in the final version of Nancy Thompson, the film was an instant hit with fans, generating one of the most popular horror franchises of all time .
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After Englund retired from the game Freddy Krueger after his performance in Freddy vs. Jason Warner Bros. goodbye to the character for the moment. In 2010, the first official restart of the original movie debuted in movie theaters, and it would be a euphemism to say that it was not well received. The reboot was ubiquitous on its release and often serves as an example of how difficult it can be to restart conventional movies. If A nightmare on Elm Street is to be redone once more, it is hoped that studio leaders will learn from the mistakes of the first attempt in 2010.
Report on Aja's post potential as director of a new film Nightmare on Elm Street is unofficial, other names are reportedly taken into consideration. However, if Alexandre Aja got this offer, the filmmaker would be interested in this idea. Making a new film in the series that can compare to the original will be a challenge for any filmmaker, but looking at his other films, it would seem that Aja would have a great picture. This information comes from WeGotThisCovered.