Elijah Wood is probably best known for his role in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. However, he and his production company, SpectreVision, are quite involved with horror films. While promoting his latest film, No Man of God, Wood shared with ComicBook.com his interest in rebooting a couple of iconic horror franchises.
A Nightmare on Elm Street
It’s been over ten years since the last Nightmare on Elm Street movie came out. And Elijah Wood thinks it’s time for Freddy Kreuger to make a comeback. In an interview with ComicBook.com, Wood shared his desire to produce a reboot of the series, saying:
“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.”
Children of the Corn
Another franchise Wood wants to tackle is Stephen King’s Children of the Corn. While a reboot, helmed by Kurt Wimmer, came out last year, Wood still thinks there’s plenty of material to mine.
“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.”
At the moment, there are no concrete plans for further films in either franchise. But who knows what the future could hold.
Would you want to see an Elijah Wood-helmed reboot of either of these franchises?
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