Brad Fuller from Platinum Dunes who was the producer for the Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th remakes has sent out some updates from his twitter feed. He has stated that he wants to set the record straight on both franchise films. He has informed everyone that a Friday the 13th sequel is certainly possible, a script has been written, and Platinum Dunes is just waiting on New Line Cinema.
As far as a sequel to the Nightmare on Elm Street remake he stated that “As far as Freddy…..there isn’t even talk of writing another script.” On a personal note I was pleased to hear this only because I loved the original so much and the remake was a travesty to me. Jackie Earl Haley was great but that’s all the movie had going for it. On a less personal note it is surprising. Sure Rotten Tomatoes gives this movie a 13% freshness rating but 41% of the audience liked it and when your budget is just $35 million but your box office totals are $63 million well it’s usually a given that the sequel is on it’s way. He did say that right now they are “working on a handful of films, including TMNT and Ouija“ so maybe their limited resources are being devoted elsewhere.
Love them or hate them one remade franchise will continue on while the other takes a step towards development hell. What are your thoughts though? Is this good news, bad news, or just a mixed bag?