Brad Fuller Updates Sequels to Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th Reboots

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Producer Brad Fuller, one of the men being the current string of Hollywood horror movie franchise reboots (including “A Nightmare on Elm Street”, “Friday the 13th” and “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”) recently went on Twitter to update fans on the status of two of those properties.

According to Fuller, a sequel to 2009′s “Friday the 13th” reboot is ready to go, with a script by writers Damian Shannon and Mark Swift turned in. Unfortunately, New Line Cinema seems to be dragging their feet, so nothing will happen until New Line says it’ll happen. Which is a surprise. The first “Friday” reboot made over $91 million worldwide from a very small $19 million budget. A sequel would have been just as cheap to make (just throw in another string of anxious-to-make-it-in-the-movies TV stars to populate the cast like the first one), and frankly I’m shock it isn’t in production yet, 2 years later.

But hey, at least the “Friday” reboot sequel has a script. Fuller says that as far as he knows, there isn’t even a script for a “Nightmare” follow-up. Like “Friday”, “Nightmare” proved profitable for the studio, turning in a $115 million worldwide gross from a $35 million dollar budget.

Regardless of your opinions on the reboot (I found the “Nightmare” on to be especially timid and uneventful), you gotta wonder why the studio hasn’t pulled the trigger on both remakes. They certainly seem like no-brainers from a business standpoint.

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  • Dubs

    Now that’s horrible news about some horrible movies by a horrid director. It’s all about the money not about love for the source material.

  • cristian “Smear” Gheorghiu

    Both reboots where ok…Just ok. I would of liked to see them take the Friday remake in the direction of Friday the 13th part two and three. Those films had a good feel and look to them. And they should have never screwed around with the music in the film…they did pretty good job, I guess. I did watch it 3 times…but that’s just because I’m a Jason fan and not really because they brought all that much to the table to draw me in. They should of kept it OG.

    As far as nightmare goes…I dont think that people want to see a series of films by starring an out and out child molester. They where to out in the open with his pervness this time around. In the OG films they wherent that open/descriptive about his baby humping. I dont really care if a new Nightmare movie is made or not, ive never really been a big Freddy fan, I always thought he was pretty lame with his corny jokes and less-than-scary methods of killing. But Jason deserves another shot. I just dont think that the same people should be involved. They tried to hard to “update” the the film. Which, in my opinion, was a mistake.