If you're going to make a sequel, it better be 3-D. That's the principle Warner Bros are working on when it comes to A Nighmare On Elm Street. Yes, that's right: before it even hits UK cinemas, Warners are well up for Nightmare on Elm Street 2. In 3-D.
It's no surprise, really: its opening weekend raked in over $30m Stateside, as Distribution President Dan Fellman gleefully told The Wrap: "We don't have a story yet, but this is the largest horror opening in the April-May corridor, and it just proves there's a lot left in the franchise."
The producers are up for it too. Although it seems that director Samuel Bayer may not be back with them: "Sam wouldn’t be back to direct the follow-up, but we’d love to come back to Elm Street because Freddy always has a story to tell. We definitely left ourselves open for a sequel so it would be a great privilege to get to do another Nightmare film."
As for the 3-D angle, they pointed out that "3-D movies have to be designed and written as such. If Eric Heisserer and Wesley Strick came to us with a Nightmare script that is for a 3-D movie, we’d be fools not to make it.” How exactly one writes a script "for a 3-D movie" is beyond me. Other than putting the word "3-D" at the end of the title.
Still, Freddy's coming for you again either way. And, if things get really bad, he may be scratching out your eyeballs for you.