ComingSoon.net and New Musical Express (NME) bring reports that Elijah Wood – actor (and now producer) who came to fame for his role as Frodo in the massive Lord of The Rings franchise – and his business partner Daniel Noah want to do a remake of the A Nightmare On Elm Street ‘franchise’ through their joint company SpectreVision.
Talking about their favorite horror movies, something their SpectreVision productions seem to be focusing on, Wood confirmed that he and Noah have “been fantasizing about their ‘specific take’ on the franchise, which was last revived with the 2010s poorly received reboot.”
“We’ve made no secret. We’ve been in touch with the rights holders many times. It’s a real dream project for us to have a chance to make a film in that franchise,” said Noah. Wood added that it definitely has that aspect of pie in the sky, of getting to play in a certain sandbox, you know? It’s a universe and a character and an idea that would be a fun sandbox to play in. It’s trying to do something different.”
“It’s also interesting to think about what could we do with a franchise like that which reinvents itself or creates something that is playing with the tone and key of the franchise but is doing it differently or taking it in a slightly new direction. It’s a fun way to think about those things.”
That the project is not just in the dream realm anymore can be seen in Wood saying that, “we’ve been in touch with the rights holders many times.”
NME points out that Noah and Wood’s company SpectreVision was founded in 2010 with a focus on horror. “Their credits include 2014’s hugely acclaimed Iranian vampire movie A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, and last year’s well-received Nicolas Cage-starring Mandy.”