The 54-year-old actress who gained fame as the 'final girl' in the original movie says there's 'certainly more story to be told.'
Turns out, just like all of us, Heather Langenkamp too, is rooting for a Nightmare on Elm Street movie with original icons. The last we saw Freddy in a sequel was over SIXTEEN YEARS AGO in Freddy VS Jason. Sure, the 2010 reboot came as a relief to slasher fans but it certainly lacked the charisma of the original Wes Craven movies. Longtime fans of the franchise were disappointed that the horror classic was rebooted without any of the old cast in it. Now, it looks like the makers are correcting their mistakes and rebooting the movie once again.
According to Gamespot, the second reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street is happening and we're beyond excited! The news of another reboot first surfaced in 2015 but then Wes Craven passed away and it couldn't happen. But now, the team is gearing up for another shot at the reboot business. Johnson-McGoldrick, who was a screenwriter for major horror movies Conjuring 2 and Orphan, is believed to be writing the new script for the Freddy reboot.
"It's still happening" Johnson assured Freddy fans. "The Conjuring universe is sort of first and foremost on [New Line Cinema's] horror burner," he explained why A Nightmare On Elm Street reboot has been put on hold for quite some time. "Everybody wants to see Freddy again I think, so I think it's inevitable at some point," he added. So, the reboot is still happening, probably after Conjuring 3 hits the theatres.
As far is the original cast returning is concerned, our favorite final girl is all game. "I would really love to reprise Nancy in a way, because I feel that there's more of that story to be told, certainly," Langenkamp told ComicBook adding that she doubts if anyone would be ever able to recreate the Craven classic perfectly now that he's gone. "I don't know if there's anyone out there who is as imaginative as Wes Craven, who could figure it out. I just don't know. I don't see enough great storylines that would incorporate Nancy in any universe. I just don't know if that exists, but some brilliant person might be working on something. But I know the fans would love it so much, because I see them in these situations where they're so enthusiastic."
She feels overwhelmed by the love she has received from Nightmare fans over the years and willing to play the part again to give something back, "They're such great fans that the horror genre just doesn't seem to appreciate them enough. I constantly walk away with, these are people who have created a genre just out of pure love over the past 30 years. Their love of these movies has actually buoyed this genre in a way that no other genres, I think, can say that's the reason why they're so successful. And so, for their sake, I think, give them what they want. If this is what they want, they're telling me they want it, then why wouldn't you give people what they want?"
Original Freddy Robert Englund also revealed previously that he has one more Nightmare on Elm Street movie left in him. “I think they want to reboot the franchise, but they’re gonna need a new actor. They’re gonna need a new actor to play Freddy because they’re gonna have to do eight of them. I might have one left in me… but yeah.” Does that mean he will come for the reboot of the original but not the other movies in the franchise? Only time will tell...here's to hoping we see another Freddy movie soon!