Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, the producers of 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' remake, address how far the movie has come to fruition, Billy Bob Thornton's rumor and Robert Englund's possible cameo.
During the press day for David Goyer's upcoming thriller "The Unborn", producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form take time to talk about "A Nightmare on Elm Street" remake project. Confirming the project to Collider, they reveal that the movie is in its beginning stages and that bringing back Freddy Krueger to the big screen needs a serious planning since Krueger is a challenging character.
Acknowledging that Krueger is a silent killer as suggested by Form, Fuller shared, "So Freddy Krueger is a much more challenging character and that is not something that we just kind of stumble into and say 'Hey, let's just make him!' and go do it." He further explained, "It's something that we are treading very lightly on and I can tell you for sure that we don't have the answer yet."
"That is something that we're going to work very hard to figure out just how much of the Freddy that you might know from the later movies as opposed to the Freddy from the earlier movies. I mean it's a balance and we don't have that answer yet."
On the speculation that Billy Bob Thornton may be cast as the new serial killer, Form insisted that it was "just a crazy rumor" and that they have "no idea where that came from". In contrast to the dissing out of Thornton's rumor, Fuller claimed that they want to have Robert Englund in the movie, saying, "We definitely want him in the film, without a doubt. I mean, I think it would be a travesty if we couldn't have him in the film."
"A Nightmare on Elm Street" is a reboot of Wes Craven's 1984 horror classic. Written by Wesley Strick, the movie is said to be shot in the Chicago suburbs. In earlier interview with Shock Till You Drop, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form had hinted that the potential filming schedule may fall into place in spring of 2009.