Nightmare On Elm Street 2 Is Coming, Likely In 3D

Published 4 years ago by , Updated September 12th, 2013 at 7:20 pm,

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The final box office figures are in for this past weekend and they show that Platinum Dune’s A Nightmare On Elm Street remake grossed $32.9 million in its first three days of release – that’s just about enough to cover production costs on the new Freddy Krueger flick.

Needless to say, Warner Bros. is already looking to develop a sequel that would see Jackie Earle Haley back as the metal-clawed Krueger – and yes, there’s a good chance his next killing spree will be in 3D.

You might recall that Nightmare On Elm Street producer Brad Fuller was hesitant last week to start talking up a sequel – especially given the recent death of his Friday the 13th: Part 2 3D project.  Now that his new horror remake is a hit, however, it’d probably be a safe bet to assume that Fuller will be onboard for another venture down Elm Street.

Warner Bros. distribution president Dan Fellman certainly is, having already announced that – although there is neither a story nor the beginning of a script for A Nightmare On Elm Street 2“[the Nightmare On Elm Street opening weekend] is the largest horror opening in the April-May corridor, and it just proves there’s a lot left in the franchise.”

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It looks like Nancy and Co. won't be living the quiet life anytime soon.

For now, Nightmare On Elm Street scribes Wesley Strick and Eric Heisserer – who will also pen the upcoming Final Destination 5 – seem all but set to pen the sequel as well.  Director Samuel Bayer – who made his feature-length directorial debut with the remake – has in the past claimed that would not be back for another outing with Freddy Krueger.  Of course, as he admitted to Dread Central last week, “Don’t rule me out just yet if there is a sequel.  You never know how things work out. I’d love to do it again.”

So at last we come to the million dollar question – will A Nightmare On Elm Street 2 be in 3D?

Well, producer Brad Fuller has already spoken on this matter and has insisted that he believes “3D movies have to be designed and written as such… I don’t want to shoehorn the story just so we can use 3D technology.  I do really think [a Nightmare On Elm Street] movie and the visual style would work well within a 3D environment, though, so you never know.”

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Hopefully, a 3D 'Nightmare On Elm Street' sequel would look better than this.

Of course there is one other question – do fans want to see A Nightmare On Elm Street 2?

The Nightmare On Elm Street reviews seems to be mixed at best – you can read our review HERE – as the flick has a Rotten Tomatoes rating of only 16% and an IMDB average around 6.1, currently.  The biggest issue that a lot of moviegoers seem to have with the film is that it’s simply unoriginal, unimaginative, and lacks the charm of previous Freddy Krueger films.

But what do you think?  Are you psyched for the Nightmare On Elm Street sequel?  Do you think the 3D factor could solve some of the problems that the remake suffered from?

We’ll keep you posted on the progress of A Nightmare On Elm Street 2 as more information comes in.

Source: Dread Central, The Wrap (via Collider)

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  1. Honestly, a nightmare on elm street must be made soon. People are starting to forget about him and his new image that was brought to theaters four years ago. When I first saw a nightmare on elm street (2010), I had no idea there was an old version. I started to read reviews about the old version. Most if the reviews were saying that all movies in the series were wonderful and that is when I decided to watch them. Now, I have only seen the firs two movies and I have to say the second was s***. The first was a little better than the second but it was still s***. If somebody is going to make a sequel to the new version of a nightmare on elm street, they better not make it about the same plot of the second. I would like to see Rooney Mara as Nancy again in a nightmare on elm street 2. Does anybody else agree with me about a nightmare on elm street 2?

  2. hey bud i agree WITH YA ON THE FACT THAT , IF THEY MAKE a sequel it should be a new story and they most definly should bring nancy back in the sequel ,
    but i disagree ya calling the original nightmare 2 s*** as i loved it and i think its the darkest of the old nightmare movies and they shoul;d have connected part 2 to apart 3 some how :) so lets hope they make a sequel soon :)

    • Do you think they are going to make a sequel because it. Has been 4 years and Rooney Mara ( the actress who played Nncy) is in the movie series the girl with the dragon tattoo and they still have two more movie to go before they finish the series.

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