As the Jamie Lee Curtis-led franchise nears its epic end, original A nightmare on Elm Street star Heather Langenkamp says she has a Halloween-style legacy sequel. Langenkamp led the cast of Wes Craven’s iconic 1984 horror film as Nancy Thompson, a high school student haunted by the ghost of child killer Freddy Krueger in her dreams, and must find a way to stop the disturbed mind before she and her friends are never found. awake. In addition to Langenkamp, the cast for the original A nightmare on Elm Street included John Saxon, Ronee Blakley, Robert Englund and Johnny Depp in his film debut.
Written and directed by Craven, A nightmare on Elm Street scored largely favorable reviews at the time of its release, and was a box-office success, grossing $57 million against a production budget of $1.1 million. This success would help spawn a multimedia franchise, including five direct sequels, one meta spin-off, a crossover with the Friday the 13th franchise and a poorly received remake. Now that Craven’s estate holds the rights to the… Nightmare in Elm Street franchise in 2019, there have been talks about various plans for the next step with the property, and now an original star has his own idea for the project.
While speaking with Entertainment tonight at this year’s New York Comic-Con, Heather Langenkamp looked back on her time with the Nightmare in Elm Street franchisee. The original last girl showed her interest in not only reprising her part, but also a Halloween-style sequel to bring Nancy back to the fold. See what Langenkamp said below:
If Nancy could fight Freddy one last time, I’d love it. Gosh, I’d love to see a future in that. I’ve really been watching the Halloween saga that’s been out, and I love seeing Jamie Lee Curtis play that part. You know, this era where I think we have so much going for those storylines, but yeah, I wish I had control over that, but unfortunately it’s one of those Hollywood very complicated things.
How a Nightmare On Elm Street Legacy Sequel Could Work
Like Halloween before, a potential Nightmare in Elm Street sequel with Langenkamp back, as Nancy has the hurdle that the protagonist was killed in the third episode, Dream Warriors, who protects Patricia Arquette’s Kristen from Freddy. Unlike the Jamie Lee Curtis franchise, however, Nancy’s Death was not only co-written by its creator, Wes Craven, but was well received by fans of the series, with an emotional farewell to one of its most iconic finals. girls of the horror genre. . Langenkamp would return to the herd for New nightmarewho instead saw her play a fictionalized version of herself as she and her son Dylan were attacked by Freddy when he invaded the real world.
Should A nightmare on Elm Street legacy sequel to be produced with both Langenkamp and Englund returning as Nancy and Freddy, it should probably pull a page from the 2018 book Halloween, who chooses to ignore the canon of his predecessors in order to bring Nancy back to life. Given the satisfying nature of her death in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, this recast could be divisive among fans of the horror franchise, but introducing a fresh approach in the same vein as that of David Gordon Green and Danny McBride, some may be willing to overlook this strategy. Meanwhile, the public can watch the original again Nightmare in Elm Street movies streaming now on HBO Max.
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