Jason Blum Says He Can Convince Robert Englund to Star in a New Elm Street Movie
Robert Englund has made it clear that he is done playing Freddy Krueger, yet it appears that Jason Blum believes he could coax the actor back for one last time if Blumhouse can safeguard the rights to the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. The production business’s CEO has been attempting to obtain the rights to both Elm Street as well as the Friday the 13th franchise business, yet with both film collection having facility backgrounds it has confirmed to be anything besides a very easy procedure. Regardless of that, Blum believes that if he can get the rights to make a new Nightmare on Elm Street motion picture, he would desire Englund as the famous Freddy Krueger once again.
While reviewing Blumhouse’s new motion picture The Black Phone with ScreenRant, Blum was inquired about how he has actually explained he wants the rights to the two 80s scary franchises as well as responded, “I really do.” On the back of this, the concern of Robert Englund possibly running out the picture to repeat the duty that fans just intend to see him play was asked. Blum responded:
Robert Englund played the function of Freddy Krueger in every iteration of the personality on display with the exception of the attempted reboot of the franchise over a decade ago. If there was any kind of confirmation needed that there really isn’t a Freddy Krueger without Robert Englund, then the testimonials of Jackie Earle Haley’s take on the character offered it, despite the fact that the film beat Freddy v Jason by $1 million to come to be the highest earning film of the franchise.
Blumhouse Have a Lot of Classic Horror Remakes On Their Radar.
While Jason Blum sees the Elm Street and also Friday the 13th franchises as his Holy Grail, Blumhouse currently have a number of popular projects in growth, with a lot more on its hit list. After releasing a remake of Stephen King’s Firestarter to a disappointing function earlier this year, Blumhouse are going all on the world of Stephen King with brand-new adjustments of Christine, Mr. Harrigan’s Phone and Later already in development, and also The Dead Zone as a possible target for the future.
Among the largest jobs originating from Blumhouse in the future is a new reboot of The Exorcist, which is stated to be coming in the form of a trilogy of flicks to be routed by brand-new Halloween supervisor David Gordon Green. Discussing the reboot, Green formerly said:
The Exorcist has actually been written. That was just one of my pandemic jobs. It’s not unreliable [that it will certainly be a sequel to the original movie] I like all the Exorcist films. As well as not only do I like them, I think they can all come under the acceptable mythology for what I’m doing. It’s not like I’m stating, ‘Pretend that The Exorcist 2 never ever happened.’ That’s fine to exist. They’re all great to exist, and I enjoy all of them.
As mentioned by Blum, Ellen Burstyn has actually returned to the franchise business for the first time because the original 1973 motion picture, and has already completed her component on the brand-new variation. Audiences will have the ability to go back to the franchise themselves when the first film of the new trilogy is released next year, through which time Jason Blum will want to have his hands on the rights to bring A Nightmare on Elm Street back again.