Elijah Wood and his production company SpectreVision have been one of the most interesting of the past few years. It’s brought in some major indie badasses from Cooties to Mandy and seriously does a great job with every title they get involved with. We reported a while back that Wood and team wanted to get their claws into A Nightmare on Elm Street and even had some cool ideas for a great direction.
Wood has once again talked about interest in getting something going with A Nightmare on Elm Street and even Stephen King’s Children of the Corn.
While talking with Comicbook.com Wood said, We personally have talked a lot about, internally, Elm Street and how incredible it would be to play in that universe again and see that universe, to see Freddy [Krueger] and just that concept be explored again. That’s something that we’re fascinated in. Obviously, that is not a lesser-known, smaller thing that should be remade into a big one. But another one that I feel is exciting, I know that there’s already a remake coming out, but we still really love Children of the Corn. I feel like that would be an exciting thing to … from the ground up, taking it from the novel, not remaking the movie, but actually take the short story and flesh that out in an interesting way.”
So, there it is. Again, Wood and co have some badass ideas and directions to head with the properties. The hard part is getting them going with the estates that Nightmare belongs to. But, if a remake does end up going somewhere, I think it should definitely go in this direction.
What do you guys think about Wood’s involvement and ideas for A Nightmare on Elm Street and Children of the Corn? Think that he would be good for the franchise? Let us know in the comments section.